If the holiday spirit has left you feeling particularly generous, here’s a somewhat unexpected way you can be more charitable: donate money to an injured Chick-fil-A employee so he can help feed the homeless.
According to Today, earlier this month, Cameron Nelson dropped by a Chick-fil-A in the Indianapolis suburb of Avon to grab something to eat. In what turned out to be a fortuitous twist, the drive-thru was line was a bit long so he went inside: That’s where Nelson saw Jakeem Tyler, an 18-year-old student working behind the counter despite wearing a sling and neck brace. “When I placed my order, I asked him what happened...he said he was involved in a car accident, but he was working cause he needs the money and also wants to feed the homeless for Christmas and needs the cash,” Nelson later wrote.
Seeing the young man working through his injuries not just to help himself but to help others apparently had a profound effect on Nelson. “I had never seen anybody his age working in that type of condition,” he told Today. “Normally we look for opportunities to go home from work any chance we get. So it surprised me.”