Photo of injured Chick-fil-A employee with neck brace, sling goes viral

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A Chick-fil-A employee is showing the world that a serious car accident isn't going to stop him from showing up to work. (KTRK)

A Chick-fil-A employee is showing the world that a serious car crash is not going to stop him from showing up to work.

When customer Cameron Nelson went to a Chick-fil-A in Indianapolis and placed his order, he saw an employee wearing a brace around his neck and a sling on his arm.

Nelson snapped a photo of the employee, Jakeem Tyler, and shared it on his Facebook page on Thursday, commending his dedication to work despite his injuries.

"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," Nelson wrote.

Nelson said that he asked Tyler what happened. Tyler told him he was in a car crash days earlier but wanted to keep working because he needed the money.

He said he also wanted to use some of that money to feed the homeless for Christmas.

Nelson's photo took off on social media with more than 6,300 shares after posting it to Chick-fil-A's Facebook page.

"I'm completely blown away how much this story picked up," Nelson said. "I never expected it to go this far."

Tyler's parents reached out to Nelson and since then, Chick-fil-A has agreed to make a donation to help with Tyler's cause to feed the homeless along with other people across the country offering to help.

Tyler was doing well as he continued his recovery. Meanwhile, Nelson's GoFundMe for Tyler has reached more than $5,400.

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