For Brooklyn who lives in Illinois, the person who collected the trash was Delvar Deshawn Dopson. She would do this on a regular basis, standing by the window, waiting for him to come by with his truck and take the garbage.
Dopson used to do his rounds on the Thursday of each week. Brooklyn would smile, give him a wave, and call out to him whenever she saw him.
He always acknowledged the gesture with a smile and returned the favor. He was even more taken aback when the little girl, who brought a ray of sunshine into his day on a consistent basis, made the decision to give him a present on her birthday.
Brooklyn’s mother, Traci Andracke, was aware of how much Dopson meant to her daughter and would sometimes walk her around the neighborhood in the event that they were unable to receive one of his visits at their home.
At the age of three, Brooklyn’s one and only birthday desire was to present the trash collector with a one-of-a-kind cupcake that she had baked in order to express her gratitude for all of the hard work that he had done.
The little girl came to the conclusion that she would want to take Dopson by surprise with a delicious-looking fairy cupcake that she had baked herself. The touching moment was captured by Brooklyn’s mother and shared on Facebook.
She recalls summoning Dopson over and seeing him wave as he walked down the street after she had summoned him. As soon as he got out of his vehicle, Brooklyn, who had been holding the cupcake presented it to him.
In the end, this resulted in the family and their trash guy beginning a new tradition, and ever since then, they have been reminiscing about the good times they had together.
Andracke took the time to explain to Dopson how happy her daughter is by Andracke’s weekly visits, and he was moved to add that he too truly looks forward to seeing them every Thursday.
After Dopson had departed, Brooklyn, on the other hand, went to her mother and said, “Mommy, I couldn’t be happier.”
Six months later, Dopson took the choice to reciprocate the favor by surprising Brooklyn and her brother Ty on his birthday with cupcakes and presents. Dopson and Brooklyn’s family have no intention of abandoning the tradition, which has now become established.