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What Garbage!

Quincy Kroner, 2, loves garbage trucks. “Every Friday he knows they’re coming,” says his father, Ollie Kroner. “From the moment he hears them from blocks away he runs to the window, climbs up on the couch and watches them.” The Cincinnati, Ohio, trash truck driver returns the affection, and “puts on a show” for the boy. “They’ve developed a kind of relationship through the window,” Ollie says. The boy has a toy trash truck, and Ollie asked the trash collectors if his son could get a photo with them — and they were delighted to pose. But at the big moment, the 2-year-old burst into tears. “He was so excited leading up to it but then when the moment came he became undone,” Ollie said. He thought maybe the noise of the truck was too much for the boy. (RC/ABC) ...More likely, that was the first time he got close enough to smell the truck.
Original Publication Date: 29 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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