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Little Girl Gives Her Hero Garbage Man A Cupcake, Melts All Our Hearts

Brooklyn Andracke is a big fan of her garbage man, who always honks the truck’s horn and waves when passing her house every Thursday morning.

Scratch that. She’s a MASSIVE fan. Delvar Dopson is essentially her hero.

So when Brooklyn turned 3 earlier this month, the adorable little girl from Bloomington, Illinois, decided she wanted to share part of her big day with him. She patiently waited outside her home until Dopson pulled onto their street. When her mom Traci Andracke motioned for Dopson to stop the garbage truck, Brooklynpresented him with one of her birthday cupcakes.

Dopson was “instantly speechless,” said Traci in a message she sent to the city of Bloomington, which officials later shared on Facebook and has now gone viral.

“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,” she added. “After he left, we continued on to daycare. Brooklyn was unusually quiet in the backseat. I asked her if she was okay, and she said, ‘Mommy, I’m so happy.’”

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