Children greet trash collector with cookies, Mountain Dew; he surprises them with toy garbage trucks

Children at a Utah day care greet the garbage man each Thursday with cookies and Mountain Dew.

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Recently, trash collector Jeff Okeson had a surprise for them -- smaller, wooden toy trucks for them to keep.

"You know why I did this?" Okeson told the children, KUTV reported. "(I did it) for you guys, cause you guys wave to me every Thursday I'm out here."

The children give him high-fives and excitedly show off the toys in a video shared by Shawnee Robinson, who runs the day care.

In the past he has stopped and let the children check out the truck, Robinson told KUTV.

Okeson got the toy trucks through the Happy Factory, a nonprofit group that works to provide toys to children.

“Keep waving, OK?” Okeson said.