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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 โ€” who was an anesthesiologist โ€” 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. โ€œWalking through those doors and knowing he wasnโ€™t going to be there โ€” that was tough," Tyler said.

At work, Tyler was able to use his dad's old locker. โ€œSomething about it felt right,โ€ 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 helpโ€ฆ https://t.co/rW0JfI7GkK

There were a lot of tears.

@crowes_nest_ ahhh๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

The post gave this person the chills.

@crowes_nest_ Oh My Chills!!! Incredible! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

And made another person happy.

this makes me so happy https://t.co/mFUyA9tOfv

"Itโ€™s just been very encouraging to know that Iโ€™m doing something special and that Iโ€™m making my father proud,โ€ Tyler said.

Tyler Crowe

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