One guy’s photo is going viral on social media after he posted the picture that he snapped of a black man he saw behind the counter of an Indiana Chick-fil-A. As it turns out, the main focus of attention is what’s seen around the black man’s neck as it left just about every customer who entered the eatery completely floored – and you’ll probably feel the same.
The picture was taken by Cameron Nelson after the long line at the drive-thru prompted him to walk inside the Indianapolis restaurant, where Jakeem Tyler was working at the time and left just about every person who walked through the doors completely speechless.
Clearly seen in the widely shared image, Jakeem had come to work in a neck brace and arm sling. Cameron asked the employee what happened, only to learn that the man had been in a pretty serious car crash a few days prior – but that wasn’t all.
According to the cashier, he had decided to come to work despite his injuries because he needed the money, which he wanted to use to feed the homeless for Christmas. “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,” Cameron wrote after the incredible ordeal.
Sadly, this is now out of the ordinary for younger people in the workplace, thanks to the entitlement mentality that has plagued our nation. Fortunately for Jakeem, his hard work and determination may just pay off a bit more than what he gets in his paycheck.
According to Cameron, he and a bunch of his friends are planning to make a donation to Jakeem to help him and his cause. Trying to get the most bang for his buck, the man also wrote Chick-fil-A personally to see if they would match any contribution that came Jakeem’s way – a challenge which I’m sure they would be happy to accept.
Although Chick-fil-A catches a lot of flak simply for being a Christian based organization, this kind of thing is frequently seen among their ranks. Despite constant attacks on the business, people like Jakeem make sure customers keep coming back. This guy deserves a well-earned pat on the back for the ambition and dedication he showed to his employer.