How One Garbage Man Changed A Family’s Life

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We all have trash collection services to thank for getting rid of our unwanted waste, but it’s more than that for 4-year-old Greyson Kelly. We ran across this video through our friends at Autism Speaks and had to share!

You see, Greyson lives with autism — a general term for a group of complex disorders of brain development affecting 1 in 88 American children. Over the years, he has built a connection with the community’s garbage truck driver. Week in and week out, Greyson waited for the truck to chug down the street for Wednesday service. He’d hop and wave his arms in excitement. Autism makes it hard for Greyson to put sentences together, so when the words “I want truck” were blurted out, Greyson’s family had more to thank trash truck driver Frank Diaz for than just trash pick-up.

In a blog post titled “People are Good,” Greyson’s mom, Chrissy, writes to Frank: “You broke into his world when I couldn’t, and moments spent watching you go down our street together brought him back to me.”

Just … wow. Go, Frank!

A very special Valentine’s Day shout-out to Frank Diaz the garbage man whose big heart is an example to us all.

“Frank gives me hope that there are people out there who won’t discriminate against my son,” Greyson’s dad tearfully tells NBC News. Watch the full video below:

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Photo: (Life With Greyson)

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