‘Got something for the little man!’ Heartwarming moment garbage collector gives his biggest fan, aged four, his own toy truck
A garbage man gave his four-year-old fan a toy truck to thank him for always greeting him before pre-school.
A heartwarming video shows little Jaycob from Oakhurst, California wave at the waste collector before the man steps out with a surprise for the young boy.
The feel-good clip taken on December 21 and posted by Dale Perry has received more than 9,000 views on YouTube.
Jaycob from Oakhurts, California gets a gift from the garbage man whose truck he eagerly awaits every week
Jaycob shyly thanks the garbage man, who honked goodbye as he drove away
In the video Jaycob can be seen eagerly waiting for the waste truck to come by as he shouts: ‘Hi garbage man.’
He then yelled out a ‘thank you’ as he saw the bins emptied.
It was then that the driver stepped out of the truck holding a box in his hands and said: ‘Got something for the little man.
‘He’s the only one who ever waits for me so I figured I’d get you a little something little man.’
The young boy shyly accepts the toy truck from the waste collector, who got him a gift just in time for Christmas
Jaycob, who used to have a fear of garbage trucks, now loves them as he looks at his own new toy
Jaycob, left speechless by his gift, shyly thanked the collector who honked goodbye as he drove away.
As a two-year-old Jaycob used to be scared of garbage trucks but now eagerly waits for them every week, often jumping up and down excitedly.
The young boy now has a deep interest in recycling and watches videos of waste trucks online.
The video has melted the hearts of commenters, all remarking on the kind gesture just in time for Christmas.
The garbage collector steps out of the truck and says he’s ‘got something for the little man’
Jaycob eagerly waits for the waste truck to come by as he shouts: ‘Hi garbage man’
One user said: ‘That made me tear up, the man loves to see that little boy every day!! And that man just made that kids year!!! Whooo hooo! Go HUMAN KINDNESS!!!’
Abdiel Castillo added: ‘This is why I still have hope in this world.’
‘So awesome!!! Wonderful to see these random acts of kindness.’ Franciso Davila also said.
Jaycob’s mother also found the gift incredibly sweet, adding that she couldn’t get over the fact that the man spent his own money and time on her son, ABC30 reported.