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Sanitation worker gives toy recycle truck to kid who regularly greets him

JENKS, Okla. (WNCN) — A sanitation worker in Oklahoma and a young boy have formed a friendship that is catching the attention of others.

According to a Facebook post by the City of Jenks, Aaron Mitchell, who is a sanitation worker in the city, will regularly see a young boy as he goes about his work route.

The post says the boy is always waiting outside of his home to greet the employees of American Waste Control as they round up trash around the neighborhood.

The post says the boy would wait outside “whether it was 30 degrees or 100 degrees.”

“As a result, the crew on the back of the truck became friends with him and his family,” according to the post. The boy would also bring them water and snacks.

City officials say Mitchell repaid the boy’s kindness with a new toy recycle truck, reminiscent of the equipment Mitchell works with.

“Thank you, Mr. Mitchell, and the whole crew from American Waste Control, for making this little boy’s day and keeping our community clean,” officials said in the Facebook post.


Colder and quiet rest of the week.

A good 20° swing this morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel like temperatures in teens. Will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t hep us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Day time highs should warm to the upper 30s. Tonight will be cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid 40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by mid week with highs in the mid 40s.