Heart-Melting Moment Garbage Man Surprised Autistic Boy With Sweetest Gift
by Michele Zipp
You know what makes a day complete? Doing good deeds. These deeds can be big or small ... and something as simple as holding the door open for someone. It spreads happiness and care and feel-goods all around. And when someone does a good deed for your child that's a whole other level of amazing.
Manuel is a garbage man who knows that Daniel is a huge fan of watching his truck haul away the trash each week. Daniel is 5 and autistic. Manuel took it upon himself to gift Daniel one day. And as Daniel's mother says, "One man, one moment, touching the life of an autistic child. Our hearts are overflowing." Check out the video.
Super touching, isn't it? The California family waits for Manuel in his recycling truck each week -- it's a big event for Daniel who watches and mimics the movements the truck makes with his hands. His mom often films it, which is how she caught this sweet moment on film.
When Manuel gets out of the truck with a bag in his hand I felt the anticipation from Daniel. A gift! His very own truck!
Daniel's mother added, "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."
Manuel not only made Daniel's day, but his family's ... and all of us who see this. Good work, Manuel! Good deeds are awesome.
Do your kids love watching garbage trucks, too? Mine sure do. Know of any other good deeds you've witnessed?