Friendship between Illinois girl, garbage man goes viral

Friendship between Illinois girl, garbage man goes viral

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- A young girl in Illinois had the "best morning ever" thanks to a visit from her favorite person – her neighborhood garbage man.

In a post to its Facebook page, the city of Bloomington, Illinois, said they received the story about garbage man Delvar D. from the young girl's mother.

The girl, name Brooklyn, apparently loves garbage day, which is Thursday, and makes a point of being outside every day to wave at Delvar.

Earlier this month, Brooklyn flagged down Delvar and showed him she had something for him – one of her birthday cupcakes all wrapped up.

Brooklyn's mom explained what happened next:

He pulled over, got out and gave us his BIG smile. Brooklyn was instantly speechless as she handed him the cupcake. I explained to him that he makes our day every Thursday, and we really appreciate the honking and waving, and how special of a day it is for us.

The story of Brooklyn and Delvar's friendship was receiving national attention this week, with more than 2,500 people sharing it on Facebook. It was also picked up by ABC, where it was shared an additional 13,000 times.


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