Good Samaritan raises more than $5K for hardworking Chick-fil-A employee in neck brace

AVON, Ind. — A customer at a Chick-fil-A in Indiana has raised more than $5,000 for a young cashier who was working in a sling and neck brace to help feed the homeless.

Cameron Nelson went into a local location on Thursday to buy food, and when he did, he saw cashier Jakeem Tyler.

“When I entered, I saw a gentleman behind your cash register, who was working with a neck brace & a sling,” Nelson said in a Facebook post on Dec. 8. “For anyone to work in those conditions is commendable, but it’s amazing for someone in his generation to have that type of work ethic.”

In the Facebook post, Nelson said that Tyler had been in a car crash several days before, but was working because he needed the money to feed the homeless for Christmas.

Nelson started a GoFundMe page to help Tyler, with a goal of raising $2,500. As of Monday morning, the account has raised more than $5,381, WTHR reports.

The viral story has 28,000 likes, 6,000 shares and 470 comments.

Here’s a copy of the entire Facebook post:

I stopped at your location on Rockville Rd.in Indianapolis, IN an hour ago. The line for the drive-thru was pretty long, so I decided to go inside. When I entered, I saw a gentleman behind your cash register, who was working with a neck brace & a sling. For anyone to work in those conditions is commendable, but it’s amazing for someone in his generation to have that type of work ethic.

When I placed my order, I asked him what happened to him. He said he was involved in a car accident days earlier, but was working because he needed the money & that he also wanted to use his money to feed the homeless for Christmas. And of course, he was polite & courteous.

I, along with some friends of mine, plan on making a donation to him to help him & his cause, and I wanted to know if your company would be willing to match what we contribute, or even sponsor his organization & provide all the food/drinks needed? His name is Jakeem Tyler

**GOAL ACHIEVED!!**

**UPDATE** I received an inbox from Mr.& Mrs.Tyler & spoke w/them over the phone as well. Since the account was created just for this sole purpose, I provided them with the login & password to retrieve the assets.

I truly appreciate everyone’s help…the likes, the shares & the comments truly got the word out & will help tremendously