As they say, it’s a dirty job but someone has to do it. This is certainly true for garbagemen. They perform an absolutely essential function for society but get little respect in return. Just imagine if we still threw trash out the window or into the gutter like people did back in the Middle Ages. It wouldn’t be pretty and it wouldn’t smell good, either! Despite the lack of respect they get from the general public, garbagemen persevere, riding on trucks in all weather and hauling our refuse away for us.
One of the great things about dogs is that they aren’t snobs when it comes to people’s lines of work. No matter what you do for a living, whether you’re on the board of directors or working in a sewer, a dog doesn’t care. He just wants to play, get a dog biscuit, or simply give and get some doggy love. And this brings us to an adorable golden retriever named Shelby. He’s made fast friends with the garbageman. Shelby’s human dad, Joshua Byrne, thought this was really cute and set up a hidden camera so he could get it on video. “Every week the garbageman takes time, two quality minutes, to see my pup and say hi. Who said that nice people are hard to find?”
In the video, the garbage truck pulls up, as it does twice a week. The garbage man hops off and looks around eagerly. Within seconds, Shelby dashes out to greet his trash-hauling friend. They’re each incredibly happy to see the other and Shelby gets a nice, big hug.
We’ve posted the video above and once you’ve seen it, you won’t be surprised that it has literally millions of views. Perhaps it’s because people like to see someone take a couple minutes out of their day to make someone, especially a dog, just a bit happier.
Have you hugged a garbageman today? Or at least a dog? Let’s hear from you in the comments at Facebook and be sure to like and share: you might brighten a friend’s day!