GOOD NEWS Christmas Spirit! Customer's Photo of Injured Chick-fil-A Worker Goes Viral
Now that's dedication!
A viral Facebook photo shows an Avon, Ind., Chick-fil-A employee serving a customer while wearing a neck brace and arm sling after being injured in a car accident.
The employee, 18-year-old Jakeem Tyler, told the customer he was continuing to work despite the injuries since he wanted to use the money for Christmas presents and to be able to feed the homeless.
Talk about the true spirit of Christmas!
The customer was Cameron Nelson, who shared the following post on Facebook:
Nelson was so inspired by Tyler that he created a GoFundMe page for the teen, which has already shattered its goal of $2,500.
The Avon Chick-fil-A released the following statement praising Tyler:
"Jakeem is a phenomenal young man and an outstanding team member. He is an inspiration both in terms of his work ethic and commitment to serving others. Although he was in a car accident recently, he returned to work after being cleared by his doctor and with the support of his family so he could not only serve alongside his team in the restaurant but also earn money to give back to others. We are beyond proud of Jakeem and support his efforts to serve the homeless in our community. In regards to the money being donated on his behalf: Jakeem is grateful for the support of the community. How he decides to utilize the money is up to Jakeem and his parents."
Watch the original report here and check out the above YouTube video to hear from Tyler himself.