Autistic Boy Loves Watching Garbage Trucks. What One Garbage Man Did Will Warm Your Heart

Little five-year old Daniel has a particular affinity for the garbage trucks on his street. As his mother Robin wrote on Facebook earlier this week:

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.

Watch the video and see why. Manuel Sanchez, of E.J. Harrison & Sons Hauling, brought Daniel a little something extra that day. Not only that, he brought us something extra today. Happiness and the joy knowing that good-hearted people exist everywhere in our world.