- A young boy's obsession with garbage collectors became a talking point via social media
- His mother took to Facebook to detail how much her son loves the men and women who collect their refuse on a weekly basis
- The post went viral, as many other South Africans could relate and heaped praise on the municipal workers
Taryn Lambert took to Facebook to share a heartwarming account of her son's love for garbage collectors.
Her two-year-old son waits for the men and women to arrive every Wednesday morning to greet and handover any refuse.
Taryn's caption read:
"My 2.5 year old is obsessed with the garbage collection men and women. He waits for them to arrive every Wednesday, it’s his favourite day of the week. We know what an incredible job it is that they do and for that reason."
Briefly.co.za noted the overwhelming response as the post attracted 200 comments and thousands of likes.
Numerous Facebook users shared similar experiences with their children and took the opportunity to praise the hardworking refuse workers.
Magdalene Moos said,
"Thanks for teaching him to respect human beings irrespective what type of job they do."
Naledi MamaOna Kutoane added,
"Lovely...I never understood why my son was the 1st to hear the truck and want to go outside to greet and help push the bin. The gentlemen are doing a gr8 job and they know lil boys love them."
Kerry Peter responded:
"Big up to the men and women who do this essential job and service ....and to little boys like yours across this county who recognise this and listen out for the “yubbish big twuck” (as my own son called it when he was little) each week."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported on another case of boys inspiring South Africans.
On that occasion, learners at Pretoria Boys High School participated in a dance routine and war cry that started trending via social media.
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