Take a break from the crazy world of criminal “justice” with this feel good story!
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It started when Finnegan was 3. For some kids, it’s Hess trucks. Others, it’s monster trucks.
Finnegan has some other trucks of interest in his family. His father works for UPS. His uncle works as a firefighter. Neither of those trucks do it for Finn.
“He couldn’t care any less for those things,” said Erin McCullin, Finn’s mother.
Finn, she said, has always been drawn to the trash truck. And not just waving at them when they go by.
The family has a sign outside their home in the Appoquinimink School District that says “I Love Garbage Trucks.” Finn, now 5, was a garbage truck for Halloween a few years ago. He has trash truck toys and a t-shirt that says “Trash Day is the Best Day.”
“We own every trash truck toy you can think of,” McCullin said. “He can tell you every part of the truck.”
So imagine Finn’s reaction when, on his 5th birthday, a local trash company helped him celebrate by sending out a parade of trucks and bringing him a bag of goodies?
After making some phone calls, McCullin got in touch with Republic Services. The company sent out a few trucks. The drivers honked their horns and stopped to give Finn a gift bag. They even let him sit inside a truck.
“It’s a memory like Disney World,” said his mother, an elementary school teacher.
“I just want to recognize this company. They bent over backwards, and they were incredibly kind.”
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The family’s regular trash company is Waste Industries. Finn sometimes goes outside when they’re picking up and gives water bottles to Phil and Ernie, who honk the truck’s horn when they drive by. Finn writes to them and draws them pictures, too.
“It’s something that’s kind of got us through the year,” McCullin said.