Mississippi toddler forms special bond with garbage men

A 3-year-old boy started a special new friendship at his grandmother’s home in Mississippi.

Tuesdays on Rosemont Street in Clinton are a big deal for 3-year-old Kyler as he knows he's got a smelly, important job to do. Source: WLBT

"It started one day we were coming down through here and his Grandma had on an Alabama sweatshirt," said Clinton Waste Management worker, Clarence Weathersby. "I just told her 'Roll Tide'."

The Alabama greeting would start a new friendship between the family and a bond with young Kyler.

"He started waving at the guys and they started waving back.Then around Halloween and Christmas, we made treats for them and they just loved them. They started picking Kyler up and he started learning how to operate the garbage truck," says Kyler's grandmother Kathleen Reynolds.

When Kyler celebrated his birthday last week, of course Weathersby, who he calls Bug-Bug, had a sweet surprise for his friend, a Paw Patrol Pup named Rover.