'Cant stop crying': Garbage trucks organise sweet birthday surprise

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

This is the heartwarming moment two children were surprised by not one, but seven big blue garbage trucks for a birthday drive-by during coronavirus lockdown.

Lena, three, and Jackson, four, both have a major love for trucks and the smiles on their faces say it all.

Lena is a 'blue-truck obsessed' three-year-old. Photo: Supplied

Republic Services, the second largest recycling collector in the US, has been hosting a few surprise birthday parades for children with a love for garbage trucks and drivers.

Lena’s mum Leslie Riley shared the incredible moment for he “blue-truck obsessed” daughter on Facebook

“My heart might explode from happiness today,” the mum, from Nevada, wrote, sharing photos and a video of the parade.

Lena turned three last week. Photo: Supplied

“This morning we woke up to a visit from not one, not two, not even three...but SEVEN Republic Services trash trucks swinging by to wish my blue-truck obsessed 3-year old a happy birthday!!

“What a fantastic way to start the weekend and put a cherry on top of Lena’s birthday-week celebration!!

“Times are hard right now, but the world is good & people are kind. Maybe that’s why I can’t stop crying when I think about how awesome this surprise was!”

Next up was Jackson Crosby, turning four.

Jackson loves garbage trucks and his local trash collectors, so his neighbours had the idea to surprise him and organised six decorated trucks to drive past his house last Friday , with the family and neighbours out in their driveways to celebrate.

Jackson’s mum said even they had no idea about the surprise.

Jackson loves waving at the trucks going past. Photo: Supplied

“As parents you just want to do the best you can for your children,” she tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

“We were trying to come up with ideas on how to celebrate Jackson’s birthday, but it was our neighbours who ended up planning the surprise and we were just blown away.

Six trucks surprised Jackson for his birthday. Photo: Supplied

“We had no idea they were doing this! Every Friday when the trash trucks come by since he was little, they’ve always waved at him and taken the time to smile and honk their horn,” she adds.

“Jackson is fascinated by the sound.”

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