A little girl from Bloomington, Illinois wasn't asking for much for her birthday this year.
All Brooklyn wanted was to meet the coolest person she knew: her local sanitation worker, Delvar Dopson.
According to her mother, Traci Andracke, Brooklyn has been admiring the garbage truck driver from afar for about a year, smiling and waving at him every Thursday morning.
Finally, on Brooklyn's birthday, which also happened to be trash collection day, she got to meet her hero. She gave Delvar a cupcake and learned he was just as excited to meet her as she was him.
Brooklyn's mother submitted the story, along with some pictures of the new BFFs, to city hall's Facebook page.
Tracie said Delvar was overjoyed to meet his biggest fan. She wrote,
He explained that he looks forward to seeing us every Thursday as well. He said that he has a meeting every Thursday morning and always tries to get out of there in a hurry so that he can make sure to see us every week. He said he doesn't have any kids of his own, but he mentors several children and just loves them.
Let's go back through this story with photos, shall we?
On the morning of her birthday, Brooklyn waited patiently on the corner with a cupcake for the garbage truck to arrive.
Delvar was overjoyed to get a cupcake from his young admirer.
OK, this is just too cute. Like, I'm starting to get mad about how cute this is.
Just when I thought it couldn't get any cuter, Delvar came back the next week with a bunch of belated birthday presents for Brooklyn.
I'm officially tearing up over this. I just love both of them so much. Someone call up Hollywood and make a buddy film about these two, stat.