Three little girls always waved to the two sanitation workers who came to pick up the garbage from their home. One day workers were informed that one of the girls won’t greet them anymore due to her ongoing cancer treatment…
Every Thursday, Brandon Olsen and Taylor Fritz, who work for the Hometown Sanitation in Blue Earth, Minnesota, wait for this one particular street on their way!
Where their favorite weekly routine is waving hello to the Evenson family’s three adorable daughters — Grace, 5, Rose, 3, and Sophia, 2 — who would sit on their window sill with a pair of binoculars and wait for them to pass through.
The men started loving these little souls and treasured them.
They became quite friendly with the little girls, and at Halloween, they left candy for them, and the kids drew them pictures in return.
But a few weeks later, Angie Evenson, the little girls’ mother left a note for Olsen and Fritz saying that Rose would no longer be able to wave at them each week, as she had been diagnosed with Stage-four kidney cancer, and needed to undergo chemotherapy.
Olsen and Fritz were devastated. Fritz noted that he cried after reading the note, and further commented, “I got to the chemo part and there were tears running down my face,” he told ABC News.
“I don’t have any children of my own, but I can imagine if someone very close to me was diagnosed, I’d be heartbroken.”
The next week Evenson Family received a note from the sanitation company.
Growing fond and getting emotionally attached to the young girls, the two sanitation workers decided to take gifts for the girls on Christmas, and free garbage disposal for whole year for the family so that they can be little less troubled during their battle for Rosie’s health!
The Evenson family were encouraged by the support from the garbage men and the sanitation company, and felt that they are not lonely in the struggle with Rosie’s condition.
Angie Evenson, the girls’ mother explained their reaction: “When they did that, it was a few weeks out from the diagnosis when every day just felt so impossible. Nothing, in reality, changes Rose’s diagnosis, but it’s those little acts of kindness. What they did made us feel like we are truly not alone in this fight.”
“As a father of three, it changed my outlook on things,” Olsen told ABC News. “It opened my eyes … you don’t know what someone else is going through.”
Rose is currently undergoing chemotherapy, but will be changing her doctor appointment days so that she can start waving at the two friends each Thursday again.
Life can be cruel and unexpected events can cause lots problems to everyone, but once in a while there comes along some wonderful human beings in a time of need. And help us in tiding over the troubles… Let’s wait and hope that Rose get healthy again, so that she can touch lots other peoples lives and bring out the best in them. Reciprocating the unconditional love she got!
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This story was originally published on the ABC News.