A garbage truck driver offers a gift to a little boy with Autism.
Filmed by the boy’s parents and posted by an organization working for individuals with autism, Autism Speaks, the video became viral last week.
It’s about Daniel, a 5 year-old boy with autism. He absolutely loves garbage trucks. Watching the trash collectors from EJ Harrison & Sons come by is one of his favorite things to do.
So when one kind-hearted trash collector decided to stop and give Daniel a surprise, the little boy was considerably moved.
Here’s what little Daniel’s mother wrote about that moment :
One man, one moment, touching the life of an autistic child. Our hearts are overflowing. There are already many who have watched this video who don’t know us. Our son, Daniel, is 5. He has autism. What started out as a fear has turned into a fascination. I showed him a YouTube video of a garbage truck a couple of years ago and he’s been obsessed ever since. Like many children on the autism spectrum, this has become a ritual for him. He loves the predictable movement of the hoist and is excited by the entire spectacle. He waits all week for Monday morning pickup. He knows exactly which cans are being picked up each week, and Sundays are special for him when he takes the cans out with his dad. Our recycle man, known only to us as Manuel, is his favorite. He always has a big smile for Daniel, who is faithfully waiting for him every Monday. To him, trash pickup is like a symphony. He synchronizes his hand movements with the truck. We have so many ‘Trash Day’ videos, but this one is like no other.
May Manuel, the truck driver, be blessed for that act of love.
Posted by Autism Speaks
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