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Family Forgets To Take Garbage To Curb, Finds Them Empty. Then Security Footage Reveals Culprit

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We rarely speak to them. Many times we don’t even see them.

If you’re like me, you drag your garbage cans to the curb the night before, or super early in the morning. You go about your day and return in the evening to find the cans empty.

This routine repeats each week. Full cans sit on the curb, and then, magically, they have been emptied.

But it isn’t magic that removes our weekly waste. It’s the men and women who serve our communities in an often thankless job.

They come and go without a word, and while their trucks are loud and we can hear them from a mile away, those behind the wheel very rarely make a sound at all. Many times my can has been overflowing, or I had to put some empty boxes to the side that just wouldn’t fit inside.

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And, every time, they take it all. Every last piece of garbage, no matter how inconvenient.

But what if you forget to take your cans to the curb? What then?

Mine are stored in my garage (thank you, HOA). So, there’s not much hope for me when it comes to being forgetful.

However, there are those who keep their cans visible at the top of the driveway. And it seems several instances have occurred in which these families have found their garbage man (or woman) went above and beyond despite the inconvenience.

Do you think people like this get enough credit?

One family recently shared such an instance. And their security camera caught the entire thing.

I don’t know about you, but if this happened to me I’d be stunned. And extremely grateful, indeed.

We forgot to put our trash out on the street this morning. The garbage truck driver actually came up and grabbed them for us! Not all heros wear capes…… from r/HumansBeingBros

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And do you want to know the best part? Turns out the man in the video wasn’t even this family’s driver!

According to an update below the original post on Reddit, the user shared, “(A)fter some sleuthing, the guy (does) work for the garbage company, but is not our driver. He’s our neighbor that lives a half mile up the road.”

“Apparently,” the update continued, “he checks the neighborhood on trash day and takes trash to the street for forgetful people like us or the elderly.”

Wow! What a guy! It’s men like him who remind us we have a choice to serve others outside our nine-to-five work hours.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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Entertainment, Faith




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