True friendship lasts a lifetime. Years can pass, but the love always stays the same.
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Triplets from Florida recently reunited with their favorite garbage truck driver after four years and picked up right where they left off.
For many years Tony Parker from the City of Orlando garbage collection would arrive in front of the Wierenicz home and there would always be three anxious faces waiting for him. However, over time, his route was changed, and Olivia, Emma, and Axel Wierenicz really missed him.
Just for fun, the children’s mother, Carla Wierenicz, posted an old video of Tony running up and hugging her 3-year-old kids on Instagram. City officials saw the video and arranged for a special stop for Parker at the triplets’ house so he could see his young friends again.
“Every day, they would come out and if they missed me, their mother had to get in the car and circle the neighborhood until they found me,” Tony remembered.
Just like old times, the triplets did all the things they used to do when they saw Tony. From climbing up into the truck to honking the horn, it was a magical moment for the now-7-year-olds. They even continued their races to the end of the street.
For the special occasion, they also exchanged gifts. Tony brought them City of Orlando toy dump trucks and t-shirts. The triplets gave Tony drawings they spent the night making for him.
“I love it, I’m going to hang it on my wall,” Tony said of their artwork.
Carla said Tony was grateful for the appreciation of the triplets and always welcomed their interactions.
“He loved those kids so much, and the kids love him; he was the kids’ hero,” she said.
The video says it all. Tony has definitely become a lifelong friend!
While garbage collection is not a glamorous job and includes picking up items that people no longer want, Tony picked up something so much more valuable along his route years ago.
“I picked up joy, I picked up happiness, I picked up memories,” he said.
And what great memories they are. Share this story with a friend to remind them just how precious true friendship can be.
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