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Republic Services Throws Boy with Autism a “Birthday Trash Bash”

At the bash, 6-year-old Rocco Cullen explored the interior of a Republic Services garbage truck and munched on a tasty garbage truck-designed cake.

Rocco Cullen, a 6-year-old boy with autism in Spring Hill Fla., never showed interest in having a birthday party before this year, when Republic Services threw him a “Birthday Trash Bash.” At the bash, Rocco explored the interior of a Republic garbage truck and munched on a tasty garbage truck-designed cake.

WFLA has more details:

A Spring Hill boy had a birthday party he’ll remember forever, thanks to a thoughtful crew of garbage collectors who went out of their way to celebrate his special day.

Rocco Cullen told his parents he wanted a birthday party. While this is normally the case for most six year-olds, Rocco’s circumstances are special.

Rocco has autism and never showed interest in having a birthday party before. Rocco’s parents said he didn’t even speak a single word until about a year and a half ago.

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