Nelson wrote that Tyler told him that he’d been in a car accident a few days before, but was working because he needed the money. The teen said he needed the money for Christmas, and that he also hoped to help feed the homeless for the holiday.
Nelson started a GoFundMe page to help Tyler, with a goal of raising $2,500. As of Monday morning, donors had more than doubled that amount at $5,200 and counting.
Nelson updated the post on Facebook to say that he’d been in touch with Tyler’s parents and had given them the information they would need to retrieve the funds for their son.