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VIDEO: Boy With Autism Gets Special Gift From Garbage Man

by Zero

Watch as a young boy gets a special gift from the trash man, who he is excited to see every time he comes by. Here is the message posted online about the gift by his mother --

"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." 


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