Trash Man’s Kindness To Autistic Boy Goes Viral

After a video went viral of a trash collector giving a toy truck to an autistic boy, INSIDE EDITION was there for the touching reunion.

It was a moment that has touched hearts everywhere, when a five-year-old autistic boy, who is fascinated by garbage trucks, was given an unexpected gift by the trash collector.

In a video of the incident, the boy’s mother said, "Oh! It's a garbage truck!"

Now, Daniel and trash collector Manuel Sanchez got together for the first time since the video went viral.  Manuel even took time to play with Daniel and his new truck.

Watch INSIDE EDITION's Segment on This Touching Story

Daniel's mom, Robin, first showed him video of a garbage truck collecting trash to help him conquer his fear of the noise the trucks made.  He became fascinated by the trash collector’s weekly ritual. Sometimes even waiting for hours for the garbage truck to arrive.

She said, “What mother isn't touched by an act of kindness from a complete stranger toward their son? Trash day is his favorite day of the week.”

Video of Sanchez giving the treasured gift to a little boy who loves trucks so much has been seen around the world and touched millions of people Daniel nor Sanchez will ever meet.

Robin said, “I had no idea it was going to touch so many lives."