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Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:29 PM

AFSCME Sanitation Worker and a three-year-old girl Goes Viral

Sanitation worker Delvar Dopson and 3-year-old Brooklyn Andracke. (Photo courtesy Traci Andracke)



When the special friendship between a three-year-old girl and an AFSCME Local 699 sanitation worker in Bloomington, Illinois, went viral, the world got a lesson in kindness—not to mention the humanity of the working men and women we rely on to provide public services every day.

Every Thursday morning for the past year, Delvar Dopson would drive his garbage truck down little Brooklyn Andracke’s street. Dopson would honk his horn and flash his headlights, and the toddler would smile and wave.

“It was really cute,” Delvar says. “I would tell my wife about it every week.”

One day in April after Brooklyn’s birthday, Dopson arrived to find Brooklyn and her mom waiting on the curb. Turns out the little girl wanted to share one of her birthday cupcakes with her friend.

FULL story at link. OS is a proud AFSCME retiree.

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