Meet one of the most unlikely friendships of all time. 2 year old triplets, Holden, Heaton, and Wilder Sugalski, and their best buddies, garbage men Andrew Black, Rob Whitmore, and Chad Cover! Every ‘Garb Day,’ as the kids call it, the three of them wait outside their house in Florida, ready to pounce on Mr Andrew, Mr Rob and Mr Chad as they pull up in their garbage truck!
“The crew gets out of the truck and they high-five the babies and give fist bumps and we talk,” their mother, Martha Sugalski told Buzzfeed. “They spend 10 to 15 minutes with us every Tuesday and Friday.” The children also help load trash into the trucks, and sometimes bring the men snacks! “We’ve been doing this for over two and a half years,” Sugalski said. “Over time, it’s just really become a caring, close friendship with these guys.”
The gang first met when the triplets were just two months old. Their mother would push them around the neighborhood in their buggy, waving to the men as they passed by in the truck:
“After a couple months, the garbage truck would beep the horn and the babies would look at the truck, and then Andrew would wave and say ‘Hi babies!’ from the window. Eventually, he’d stop the truck, get out, take off his gloves, and say hi to the babies.”
“Lately, when the truck leaves and Chad’s waving goodbye to them, Heaton sits at the edge of the driveway and he says, ‘Come back,’
It’s sweet. He wants them to stay,”
Black is currently off work for health reasons, but he still visits the Sugalskis regularly:
“I just love the triplets. I almost feel like they’re my own. Every time I see them, they just bring me joy. It’s hard to explain how happy they make me feel.”
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