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Sam Miskovic

Republic Services Employee Bonds with 3-Year-Old Boy

Sam Miskovic, a 3-year-old boy in Oakville, Mo., has created a special bond with Republic Services employee Fred Davenport.

Sam Miskovic, a 3-year-old boy in Oakville, Mo., has created a special bond with Republic Services employee Fred Davenport. Just before Christmas, Sam received a couple of special gifts from Davenport: a mini trash truck and two hats. And Davenport received a special Christmas card from Sam in return.

According to Sam’s mom, he is obsessed with his new toy and even sleeps with the mini trash truck by his side each night.

Oakville Call has more:

For one 3-year-old boy in Oakville, trash day is his favorite day of the week.

That's because every Thursday on trash day, Sam Miskovic gets to see his hero Fred Davenport, a waste hauler for Republic, in action. And the feeling is mutual: Davenport, pictured above with Sam and his mother Annie, surprised his buddy Sam before Christmas with his own mini trash truck.

Every day for more than a year, Miskovic and Sam have waited outside for Davenport's trash truck to come by. He began to expect them every week, and he always honks, waves and shows Sam his truck and how it dumps the trash in the back.

Read the full story here.

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