Garbage man praised as a hero for emptying rubbish in rain after owners forgot to put the bins out
- A garbage truck worker has set the internet alight after a simple act
- The worker got out of his truck to retrieve a bin that was not put out
- The Perth resident said the kind act ‘restored her faith in humanity’
A garbage man ‘deserves a box of beer’ after he got out of his truck in the rain to put a forgetful resident’s bin out.
The Cockburn Council worker was caught on the householder’s CCTV hopping out of his truck on a rainy morning last month at Beeliar in Perth‘s southern suburbs.
He was seen sprinting over to the bin the local had forgotten to put out before wheeling it back to the truck and placing it in range of its mechanical arm.
The kind act was uploaded to social media this week by Rachel Kay Fellowes via Storyful with online users ‘saluting’ the ‘legend’ for the selfless gesture.
The resident of the home Rachel told ABC the ‘heartwarming’ deed ‘restored her faith in humanity’, admitting the bin was not taken out because her husband had been sick.
The council worker went above and beyond the call of duty last month by hopping out of his garbage truck to collect a bin (pictured)
He ran over to the bin area in the rain to see if it had anything in it before hauling it over (pictured) to the edge of the street for his vehicle to pick up
The truck passed by her property just before 7am on June 20 where it was seen reversing when the worker emerged from the vehicle.
The ‘hero’ in hi-vis wear ran over to the bin area in the rain to see if it had anything in it before hauling the bin over to the edge of the street.
He then got back in and collected the bin’s contents before continuing his routine down the street.
Rachel thought it had been her neighbour who performed the kind gesture but after reviewing CCTV she was shocked to see the worker had gone out of his way.
The garbo’s truck was caught on CCTV stopping at her property just before 7am on June 20 (pictured, a stock image of a Perth council truck)
Footage of the ‘amazing’ act went viral prompting commenters to give back to the ‘legend’ for this selfless service.
‘Absolutely awesome. He should be thanked for that. I would take him and his partner out for dinner!’ a commenter said.
‘This man deserves a box of beer,’ another said, while the post led a third to call the man a champ for being ‘so kind and thoughtful’.
‘Its a strange day when someone is applauded for doing a little extra in their job. There was a time when this type of behaviour wasn’t considered miraculous,’ a fourth wrote.