An adorable story involving a 3-year-old girl and her local garbage man, reminds us all about the importance of taking pride in your work and the possible impact you have in the world.
The 3-year-old had her birthday dreams come true after meeting her hero, the garbage man she sees pick up her trash every week.
Brooklyn Andracke, a 3-year-old from Bloomington, Indiana, had the best birthday because of a man she’s been admiring from afar for the past year — the town’s trash collector.
In a now-viral post to the City of Bloomington’s City Hall Facebook page, Brooklyn’s mom, Traci Andracke, recounts the moment her daughter got to meet the man who “makes our day every Thursday.”
As it turns out, Delvar Dopson also enjoys the “hello” waves he’s been getting from Brooklyn. He told Andracke that he tries to leave his regular Thursday morning meeting quickly so he can see them too.
“Smiling and waving is part of a regular 3-year-old’s day and then to get it back from a guy that she thinks is pretty cool, it sends her over the moon,” Traci Andracke told ABC News.
The little girl and her favorite trash man have since become friends and he even brought her a belated bday gift the following Thursday: