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Indiana teen surprises Chick-fil-A customers with reason for working after car accident

AVON, Ind. – It’s not uncommon to hear that someone has called in sick at work because they simply needed a break.

If you’re feeling under the weather, you will probably use a sick day or two to recover.

However, one teenager in Indiana is receiving national attention for his work ethic.

Cameron Nelson says he went to a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Avon, Indiana and decided to go inside because the drive-thru line was too long.

When he got inside, he met the cashier, Jakeem Tyler.

The sight of Tyler caught many customers by surprise because he was busily working and wearing a neck brace and sling.

Nelson says that Tyler told him that he had been in a car accident.

Instead of staying home, Tyler decided to go to work because he needed the money and wanted to earn money to help feed the homeless for Christmas.

Nelson created a GoFundMe account to help Tyler reach his goals, and has already raised more than $5,000.