Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Boy Fascinated with Garbage Trucks Gets One of His Own from Sanitation Crew

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Boy Fascinated with Garbage Trucks Gets One of His Own from Sanitation Crew

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Garbage-truck crew give littlest fan a gift

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EASTERN PASSAGE, N.S. - A Nova Scotia boy who every week waits wide-eyed for the local garbage truck now has a truck of his own -- just on a slightly smaller scale.

Hiro Getson turned three on Wednesday and his favourite two-man crew pulled up to his house with a unique gift -- a model of their REgroup sanitation truck.

His mom, Krystle Getson, said Hiro first started noticing the green REgroup trucks last summer and then insisted on waiting at the end of the driveway every Wednesday.

"We try to actually not leave the house on Wednesdays," she told Global News with a laugh. "It's kind of ridiculous. I don't do errands until the afternoon on Wednesdays."

After he worked up the nerve to talk to them, the crew of Dave Nickerson and his partner, Rudy, started giving Hiro fist bumps and high-fives, even letting the youngster onto the truck to pretend to work the handles to compact garbage.

"He wouldn't say anything for weeks and weeks," she said. …

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