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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."

Posted on July 11, 2017, at 2:53 p.m. ET

This is 22-year-old college student Tyler Crowe with his late father, Anthony Todd Crowe.

Tyler Crowe

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

"It’s just been very encouraging to know that I’m doing something special and that I’m making my father proud,” Tyler said.

Tyler Crowe

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.