Garbage Man Gives Boy with Autism Special Gift

Robin Newburger’s 5-year-old son Daniel suffers from Autism.  One of his simple joys is to watch the recycling truck when it comes to his house to pick up the trash.  Daniel loves to watch the truck grab the container and lift it into the back of the vehicle. “He loves the predictable movement of the hoist and is excited by the entire spectacle. He waits all week for Monday morning pickup,” reports his mother Robin.

Seeing this little boy watch him do his job every day, the trucks driver Manuel, felt moved to do something special.  As you see in the video Manuel asks the parents if he can give Daniel a present, which they gratefully accept.  It’s a simple gesture of kindness that has received attention from all over the world.  Robin was recording the exchange and has shared the heartwarming video with the world.

The video is titled “The Gift”.

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