BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Three Birmingham sanitation workers made sure one little boy’s Christmas was unforgettable.
Every week, 2-year-old Brooks Walker looks forward to the sights and sounds of a garbage truck coming through his grandparents’ Apple Valley neighborhood.
When Jermaine Hinton, Jariell Jones and Johnny Oliver make a turn onto Brooks’ street, they start tooting their horn to give Brooks a heads up that they’re coming around the bend.
Earlier this week, Brooks was surprised by his favorite sanitation crew with a new toy, his very own recycling truck.
The crew purchased the truck on their own and delivered it to Brooks personally.
“Me and my girl was at Walmart, we was walking around and I told her about I was going to get him a truck and we ran back there and got it, we stopped before we got here got the truck when we get out we’re all going to take it to him and it’s a gift from all of us,” said Johnny Oliver, a Birmingham Public Works employee.
Lynne Walker, Brooks’ mom, posted a picture of the four on Facebook hoping to shine a positive light on such a touching gesture.
“It’s just wonderful, them being generous and this time of year,” said Walker. “I wanted to share and show every one of my friends on Facebook and social media that good things do exist.”
Walker calls it a Christmas miracle.
She says she wanted to do all she can to make sure the men received some recognition for their kind deed.