Health Care

Student uses dad's old hospital locker on first day of work

A college student who recently started working at the hospital that his deceased father was employed at shared a photo of him using his dad’s old locker.

“My dad passed away a month ago and today I started working at the hospital and got his locker,” Tyler Crowe tweeted alongside a photo on June 28. “I just want to help people like he did.”

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The 22-year-old Clemson student’s tweet received viral attention and was favorited more than 7,700 times. Crowe told Buzzfeed that his dad died of cancer in May at age 52, and had been an anesthesiologist. He’s now employed as a materials manager at the same South Carolina hospital that his dad worked at.

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“Walking through those doors and knowing he wasn’t going to be there – that was tough,” Crowe told Buzzfeed. “It’s been very encouraging to know that I’m doing something special and that I’m making my father proud.”