TAMPA, Florida – A Tampa boy received a big surprise from his hero for his fourth birthday.
Tampa city worker Leroy Lentz says he goes out every morning to collect solid rubbish. Marlon is waiting for him to greet him with excitement.
The two have become good friends and for Leroy their chats and waves always brighten up his day.
To pay tribute to Marlon, Leroy and the Tampa Management Department have teamed up to bring the socially distant party to the little boy’s neighborhood. On Tuesday the community held a birthday parade to celebrate Marlon, and Leroy was able to surprise the little boy with cake and a toy garbage truck.
“The department really values the customers who take the time to say hello and say thank you. The impact these key workers are having on our community is very much appreciated, ”Mayor Jane Castor’s office said in a statement. “We are happy to give Marlon an unforgettable birthday.”
Below is the video of the celebrations: