Most children would fear or dislike garbage pick-up day because of the big, scary truck or bad odor, Brooklyn loves it - and it's all thanks to Delvar!
"Thursdays are by far her favorite day... garbage day. For about a year now, Brooklyn has anxiously awaited the garbage truck's arrival at our house.
It started with waving from the window, then we had to try to be outside to wave, and when we missed the truck driving by the house, I'd drive around the neighborhood to find the garbage truck and [we would] wave on our way out the door in the mornings.
Every Thursday, my heart is full when I see the joy that our amazing garbage man brings Brooklyn when he honks and waves at her with a big smile. And today, we finally got to meet him!"
This year her birthday just happened to fall on a Thursday, and Brooklyn's big birthday wish was to bring Delvar a treat!
"Brooklyn and I wrapped up one of her birthday cupcakes and waited for him. When he came down our street, she ran to the corner.
We were waving like usual and I motioned for him to come over by us. 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. Then... (melt my heart)... he explained that he looks forward to seeing us every Thursday as well.
He said that he has a meeting every Thursday morning and always tries to get out of there in a hurry so that he can make sure to see us every week. He said he doesn't have any kids of his own, but he mentors several children and just loves them. I can't believe that I never got his name, so for now he will continue to be 'our favorite awesome smiley garbage man'.
After he left, we continued onto daycare. Brooklyn was unusually quiet in the backseat.
I asked her if she was okay, and she said 'Mommy I'm so happy.'
So... to 'our favorite awesome smiley garbage man'... THANK YOU!
Thank you for the joy that you bring Brooklyn every Thursday morning, for making her birthday special, and for making my heart happy. It may be a little thing that you do, but it means so much to us!
Thanks, Delvar, for your kindness and your service to the city!
- Brooklyn's mom"
Brooklyn and her mom didn't realize the lengths he was going to in order to see them before they left the house. It was clear to see that Delvar loved to see Brooklyn as much as she enjoyed seeing him!
That's why, several months later when Delvar's birthday rolled around, he wanted to return the favor!
Brooklyn was thrilled to spend time with Delvar, and he was equally as excited. Although he doesn't have any kids of his own yet, Delvar loves children and knows how important it is to be a positive influence for today's youth!