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Chick-fil-A employee's selfless determination is capturing the internet's heart

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A Chick-fil-A employee is determined to keep working, even while suffering what appears to be serious injuries from a car accident. That much is clear from a now-viral image posted to social media last week.

Cameron Nelson, whose Facebook profile indicates he lives in Indianapolis, posted an image last week showing an injured Jakeem Tyler in a neck brace and arm sling but nevertheless refusing to let the obstacles keep him from working.

"I stopped at Chick-fil-A & decided to go in cause the drive-thru was too long, and I saw this young man working with a neck brace & a sling," Nelson explained in the Facebook post. Nelson was taken aback by Tyler's presence, as just about anyone would be.

"We sneeze too hard and decide to call in, but he's working like nothing's wrong," Nelson said.

That's when the two began a conversation about what caused Tyler's injuries. According to Nelson, Tyler said that he had been in a car accident but that he kept working so he could have money to pay for Christmas presents and feed the homeless. Yes, even with all that's happened to him, Tyler's concern was still taking care of others.

Inspired, Nelson couldn't help but think he was "supposed to go in there" and even pondered giving Tyler some money to help out.

Nelson later set up a Go Fund Me page to help raise money for Tyler's efforts. The crowdsourcing campaign stated a fundraising goal of $2,500 — but others' generosity has exceeded that amount. So far, donors have given more than $28,000 to Tyler and his relentless determination to do good.

"He's definitely doing it for a great cause," Nelson said in his Facebook post.

(H/T: Fox News)

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