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Viral Video: Kid with Autism surprised with gift from trash collector

Daniel waiting for the collector and truck to do their job. Daniel waiting for the collector and truck to do their job.
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One man and one moment has touched the life of an autistic child, and many others who have since watched the viral video.

In that video, Robin Newberger was outside with her 5-year-old son, Daniel, watching the recycling man do his job of picking up the neighborhoods recyclables. 

Newberger shared the story in the description that she posted with the video on Facebook:

"I showed him a YouTube video of a garbage truck a couple of years ago and he's been obsessed ever since. Like many children on the autism spectrum, this has become a ritual for him. He loves the predictable movement of the hoist and is excited by the entire spectacle. He waits all week for Monday morning pickup. He knows exactly which cans are being picked up each week, and Sundays are special for him when he takes the cans out with his dad. Our recycle man, known only to us as Manuel, is his favorite. He always has a big smile for Daniel, who is faithfully waiting for him every Monday."

On one special morning, Manuel even stopped to give Daniel a gift he and his family weren't expecting.

Be sure to watch this amazing good deed that will make you just feel good.

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