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People Are Emotionally Wrecked By How This College Student Is Honoring His Late Dad

"I just want to help people like he did."

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Tyler said that his dad — who was an anesthesiologist — died of cancer in May. "He was only 52," he said.

Tyler Crowe

Tyler wanted to become a medical professional like his father.

Days after his dad died, he was offered a job as a materials manager at the same South Carolina hospital where his dad worked for 23 years.

The first day of work was emotional for him. “Walking through those doors and knowing he wasn’t going to be there — that was tough," Tyler said.

At work, Tyler was able to use his dad's old locker. “Something about it felt right,” he said. He shared photos of the locker on Twitter, and they made people so emotional.

My dad passed away a month ago and today I started working at the hospital and got his locker. I just want to help…


There were a lot of tears.

The post gave this person the chills.

@crowes_nest_ Oh My Chills!!! Incredible! 😍😍

And made another person happy.

this makes me so happy

Remy Smidt is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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