Tuesdays are not just any old day of the week for 3-year-old Kyler in Clinton Mississippi.
No, Tuesdays are the most important day of the week for the toddler, as he waits for the waste management to come pick up the trash from his home.
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Posted by WBRC FOX6 News on Thursday, March 1, 2018
But, they don’t just pick up the trash these days, they get some help from little Kyler as well.
It all started one morning when a Clinton Waste Management worker, Clarence Weathersby said a friendly “Roll Tide,” to Kyler’s grandmother who was wearing an Alabama sweatshirt.
“It started one day we were coming down through here and his Grandma had on an Alabama sweatshirt,” said Clinton Waste Management worker, Clarence Weathersby. “I just told her ‘Roll Tide’.”
Something in the exchange sparked an instant love inside of Kyler, and by the following week, he was excited to see the truck pulling up to his driveway again.
“He started waving at the guys and they started waving back,” Kathleen explained, “and then around Halloween and Christmas, we made treats for them. We took them out to them and they just loved them and then they started picking Kyler up and he started learning how to operate the garbage truck.”
Kyler not only helps his friends from Clinton Waste Management take out the families trash, but he brings them snacks each Tuesday morning upon their arrival.
On Tuesday mornings, when Weathersby turns the waste truck around the corner, he honks the horn a few times to let Kyler know he is coming. The toddler does a little happy dance as he waits to meet his friends.
Weathersby, who Kyler calls Bug-Bug, always takes the time to park the truck, pick Kyler up and let him throw some bags into the back of the waste truck.
The two have formed a special bond, and Bug-Bug even surprised Kyler with a birthday present last week for his birthday. He bought him a Paw Patrol Pup named Rover.
“Bug-Bug just treats him super special,” said Reynolds. “He picks him up like it’s a little brother thing, so it’s great to see the interaction between them. Kyler doesn’t see the color and Bug-Bug doesn’t see his color. They’re just friends, you know. They just know love and they know kindness. That’s the great thing about this.”