Rhode Island trash company surprises young fan with special gift

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WARWICK, R.I. – A little boy’s love for the trash truck landed him a special surprise, thanks to the kindness of a Warwick city employee.

Every Wednesday in Warwick,

Almost 2-year-old Lukas Mendillo makes it his mission to never miss a trash pickup. Recently, he’s become determined alongside dad to bring out the barrels.

His mom Heather says though embarrassed to make the call, she’d do anything for her kid, so she asked if there was any way she could get something smaller.

Mom didn’t expect much. However, Tom Rourke, the Warwick sanitation supervisor, got things rolling. He asked a driver to drop one off that afternoon. He then went the extra mile, taking a trip to their home himself to bring a tiny trash truck just for Lukas.

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