Neighbors Are In Awe As They Watch A Little Girl Approach Her Favorite Garbageman
A local sanitation worker named Delvar Dopson created a lifetime bond with a little girl named Brooklyn Andracke, and how he met her is pretty extraordinary. A friendly neighbor of Brooklyn became curious as she noticed that their garbageman would often stop for quite some time every time he passed their street.
When she went to investigate what was going on, she was surprised to find that Brooklyn and her mother were talking to the garbageman and thought that it was the sweetest thing to see that Brooklyn was infatuated with Delvar. This made Delvar a celebrity in the neighborhood, and everyone was fascinated with Brooklyn and Delvar’s friendship. So, if you want to learn more about this incredible story, check out this article.
Delvar Dopson Was Well Known
Before Delvar Dopson became the talk of the neighborhood, he had been the local garbageman for years and was known as a friendly person. Every Thursday, Delvar would make his local route through the neighborhood in Bloomington, Illinois, where he could recognize the neighborhood's residents.
Everyone was familiar with Delvar's face, and it wasn't a surprise to them when he created a friendship with Brooklyn. Delvar started to notice that Brooklyn would always look his way when he drove down the street and wondered why she was so interested in him. Little did he know that she was his biggest fan.
Delvar Kept To Himself
Before Delvar met Brooklyn, he kept to himself but was still known throughout the neighborhood as he had worked in the area for years. Delvar might look a little intimidating as he is a big guy that works out, but when you speak to him, your view of him changes.
Although he might look a bit tough, it wasn't a surprise to Delvar's wife that he created a bond with Brooklyn. Once Delvar met Brooklyn, his whole outlook on life changed as he was much more open with everyone. It was only a matter of time before this garbageman started to pursue his dreams.
Brooklyn Looked Forward To Every Thursday
Since Delvar’s route was every Thursday, three-year-old Brooklyn would be waiting by her front window, where she could see Delvar drive his garbage truck down the street. Once Delvar would see little Brooklyn, he would honk his horn and wave.
Brooklyn would respond with a wave and would always tell her mother that she was happy that Delvar would wave and honk every Thursday. Delvar was quite surprised to find that Brooklyn would be waiting at her window every Thursday, and it seemed like she was just as excited to see him when she first saw him. Thursday was something that both of them looked forward to.
Every Thursday morning Brooklyn would be waiting for Delvar to drive his garbage truck down her street and would always tell her mother that she wanted to meet him someday. Brooklyn would constantly talk about the garbageman throughout the week and waited patiently every morning to see her biggest hero.
Delvar had no idea that this little girl was infatuated with him but he would soon find out as Brooklyn was planning to do something special for her favorite garbageman. Brooklyn was just a bit too shy to meet Delvar at first so their weekly interaction through the window was enough for her at the moment.
Delvar Looked Forward To Thursday
Brooklyn wasn't the only person looking forward to every Thursday, as Delvar got accustomed to seeing Brooklyn every Thursday morning, and it became his favorite day of the week. Delvar loved seeing Brooklyn as it would brighten his day as he worked long hours.
Brooklyn's mother, Traci, also looked forward to every Thursday as Brooklyn wanted to see her favorite sanitation worker. Traci knew it would only be a matter of time before Brooklyn wanted to meet Delvar in person, but she wasn't sure how she would go about it. Delvar had no idea he would create a bond with Brooklyn that would last forever.
Traci Started Taking Brooklyn Outside
Instead of greeting Delvar from their front window, Traci would walk her little girl outside so that she could get a better look at her hero. Traci stated that Brooklyn was obsessed with Delvar even though the two had never met and she would constantly talk about their interaction throughout the week.
Traci stated that Brooklyn, at first, would always refer to Delvar as the garbage truck, but once she started to greet Delvar outside, she would constantly say that the garbageman was her favorite. Traci knew that Brooklyn would have to meet Delvar as Brooklyn was his biggest fan.
Brooklyn’s Birthday Wish
Brooklyn's fourth birthday was around the corner, and she was pretty excited, but one thing was bothering her: Delvar wouldn't be stopping by as her birthday fell on a Wednesday. Brooklyn was very disappointed that she wouldn't be able to celebrate her birthday with her biggest hero, Delvar.
Traci wanted to make her little girl happy, so she thought of a plan to celebrate Brooklyn’s birthday with Delvar and decided that the next time Delvar visited the neighborhood, she would introduce herself and Brooklyn to him. Delvar had no idea what awaited him the next time he visited the neighborhood.
The Big Meeting
Brooklyn was so excited to meet Delvar that she didn't sleep the whole night and waited patiently the following day to meet her hero. Brooklyn was just as happy as she was on her birthday, if not more, as she had been waiting to meet Delvar since she noticed him driving down the street in his garbage truck.
Traci and Brooklyn were waiting outside when Delvar pulled up, and he couldn't help but smile as he knew that this would be the day he met his friend he waved to weekly. Delvar was quite excited when Traci asked him to come over and talk to them.
Brooklyn Meets Her Hero
Brooklyn couldn't believe that her dreams were coming true as she was about to meet Delvar, her hero whom she had been greeting for the past couple of weeks. Once Delvar greeted Brooklyn and Traci, Brooklyn gave Delvar a cupcake from her birthday party from the previous day but didn't say anything as she was timid.
Delvar was taken aback as he saw how much the girl looked up to him and was grateful that she gave him a cupcake even though it was her birthday. Traci was surprised that Brooklyn had nothing to say and saw that Brooklyn was at a loss for words when she met Delvar.
A Loss For Words
Brooklyn didn't know what to say when she met her hero Delvar and stayed quiet the first time they met. Traci explained that Brooklyn stayed silent for the whole day and wondered why she was at a loss for words. It wasn't until Traci asked Brooklyn if she was alright and why she was being so quiet.
Brooklyn answered with, "Mommy, I'm so happy," and explained that she was nervous about meeting Delvar as she had been waiting for the moment for weeks. Traci didn't know how to thank Delvar as he made Brooklyn happier than ever.
A Friendship Formed
Delvar knew his friendship with Brooklyn would last forever as he knew how much he meant to little Brooklyn. Traci's mother was more than thrilled that Brooklyn was able to meet Delvar as he was her biggest hero, and it made her more than happy to make her dreams come true.
Fellow neighbors started to notice that Delvar would stop by and greet Traci and Brooklyn every Thursday morning. They were fascinated that their local garbageman was such a great person. Delvar took the friendship he had with Brooklyn seriously and it made his Thursday route even better than it was.
A couple of times after Brooklyn met Delvar for the first time, she ended up warming up to him and started to talk to him. Delvar was touched that Brooklyn warmed up to him and tried to make every meeting the best.
Traci stated that Delvar would brighten up the family’s day, as Brooklyn would go crazy to see Delvar. Traci’s son also became familiar with Delvar and became close to the neighborhood garbageman. Delvar knew he was part of something special as he created a bond with a family by just being their garbageman.
Delvar Makes Friends With Ty
Delvar started creating another friendship with Brooklyn’s brother, Ty. Brooklyn, Traci, and Ty would be waiting for Delvar every Thursday morning. The group would hang out for a couple of minutes after Delvar finished up his work on the street.
Delvar and Ty instantly got along, which was no surprise to Traci as she found that Delvar was a kind-hearted man. Ty had several dance moves that he loved to perform and taught Delvar a couple of his moves since Delvar was also a big fan of dancing. Traci knew that she needed to give something to Delvar as he had brought so much joy to her and her children’s lives.
Since Delvar enjoyed the first cupcake that Brooklyn gave him, Brooklyn decided to provide him with a cupcake every week, and that was something that Delvar didn't mind. Eating a cupcake every Thursday morning became a ritual to Delvar as Brooklyn never seemed to disappoint him and always had cupcakes on hand.
Traci didn't mind baking cupcakes every weekend as she was spending time baking with her daughter and knew that it meant so much to Brooklyn. Although Delvar received hundreds of cupcakes throughout the years, he still enjoyed them. Delvar knew that he needed to give Brooklyn something back.
Delvar Wanted To Give Something Back
Delvar looked forward to meeting with the Andracke family every Thursday morning, as it had become a weekly routine among the group. Delvar felt that the Andrackes gave him more meaning in life and wanted to give them back something in return. He just wasn't sure what he would get Brooklyn and Ty.
Delvar had been a garbageman for several years and was always a hard-working man. In all his years working, he never encountered anyone like Brooklyn and knew that the little girl was special to him. He knew that he would have to give her something special in return.
Delvar Thinks Of Something Nice
Since Delvar wanted to give something back to Brooklyn, he decided to get her a box filled with toys. Delvar pulled up to the Andracke’s house and was delighted to see Traci and Brooklyn waiting for him. He knew that Brooklyn would be happy to receive the toys he had just purchased for her as it was a total surprise.
Once Delvar exited his garbage truck, he had a big box behind him. Brooklyn then realized that Delvar had a gift for her. Once Delvar revealed his gift to Brooklyn, she was so happy that she hugged Delvar.
The Gifts Meant A Lot To Brooklyn
Brooklyn didn't know how to contain her excitement and was thrilled that Delvar bought her several Frozen toys for her belated birthday. Traci also could not express how grateful she was to Delvar as she didn't expect anything from him.
Delvar was relieved that Traci and Brooklyn were satisfied with his gifts, and seeing Brooklyn so excited made him feel touched. Traci knew that she needed to give something special to Delvar as he had gone above and beyond. Traci just had to think of something as she wanted Delvar to feel like he was appreciated.
Brooklyn Wanted To Thank Delvar
Brooklyn wanted to give Delvar something special as she was more than happy with the gifts that she received from him for her birthday. Since Brooklyn wanted to make something of her own to give to Delvar, she decided to make a poster that said, “Thank you, Delvar.”
Brooklyn was extremely excited to give Delvar her poster that she made him, and she woke up extra early Thursday morning so that she was ready to greet him. Once Delvar saw Brooklyn standing there with a poster, he knew that she had created something special for him as Brooklyn was smiling from ear to ear.
Delvar Is Left Speechless
Delvar didn't know what to say to little Brooklyn as he didn't expect anything in return from the Andracke family. Once Brooklyn gave the poster to Delvar, he was speechless and even teared up a little as the little girl had moved him so much.
Delvar hung up the poster that Brooklyn gave him in his garbage truck right behind where he sat. Delvar stated that he admired Brooklyn and wanted to think of the little girl every day, which was why he hung the poster in his truck. Brooklyn was happy Delvar enjoyed the poster and was even more excited when he decided to hang it up in his truck.
Delvar Hangs Up The Poster
To show his appreciation, Delvar hung the poster he received from Brooklyn in his garbage truck. The poster reminded Delvar of Brooklyn, and he often posted a picture on social media with the poster in the background. Delvar was quite touched that Brooklyn thought to make him a poster and was blown away by the little girl's obsession with him.
Traci was surprised that Delvar was so open to Brooklyn and appreciated the time Delvar took out of his day to interact with Brooklyn and Ty. Delvar kept the poster that Brooklyn gave him hanging in his truck until he retired from his job.
An Unexpected Visit
Traci and Delvar became close after the meeting between him and Brooklyn and she decided to invite him over for the holidays as both of her children would be happy for him to be there. Traci contacted Delvar and asked if he wanted to come over for a Christmas party. Delvar gladly accepted as he wanted to see the Andracke family that made him so happy.
Delvar made a surprise visit to the Andracke family's home during the holidays in 2018. Brooklyn and Ty didn't know Delvar was coming and were ecstatic to see their favorite garbageman during their favorite part of the year.
A Cupcake To Top It Off
Delvar greeted Brooklyn and Ty with some gifts that he had gotten for the holidays as Christmas was around the corner. Traci really didn't know how to thank Delvar, but he explained to her that the invitation to their home was more than enough.
Ty and Delvar celebrated the holidays by eating cupcakes together, which was the dessert that started the friendship between Delvar and the Andrackes. Delvar expressed that meeting the Andrackes was one of the best moments in his life, as he never imagined that he would have created such a great friendship while he was working.
Loss Of A Family Member
Delvar Dopson was so well known in the neighborhood that he worked in and was close to just about everyone. When one of Brooklyn's neighbors lost one of her family members, Delvar comforted the woman on her loss. Since Delvar brought so much happiness to the neighborhood, people would look to Delvar for advice and comfort as he wasn't afraid to comfort them.
Traci felt that Delvar was an angel from heaven who always looked out for people, especially those who lived in the neighborhood where he worked. Delvar always seemed to know what to say to people that needed some motivation.
Known To The Neighborhood
Once the word got out that Delvar and Brooklyn were best friends, the people in the neighborhood started to recognize Delvar and greeted him whenever they got the chance. Delvar became a local celebrity in the neighborhood as all of the children wanted to become friends with him.
Delvar was surprised at how quickly everyone started to recognize him in the neighborhood but he didn't mind it as he looked forward to meeting new people. Although Delvar loved his job, he was looking to do something new, but the only thing that was holding him back was Brooklyn and her family.
Delvar knew that he had a friend for life once he realized how much Brooklyn cared about him. He promised Brooklyn that he would always be there for her if she needed anything and that they would stay friends forever.
Brooklyn gladly accepted as she knew that Delvar would one day leave his job as a garbageman. Delvar is a family man, so it wasn't a surprise that he was willing to go out of his way to make Brooklyn happy. Delvar was more than happy to share his story with the world as it touched many people.
Delvar Wanted To Make A Change
Delvar and Brooklyn's story became extremely popular, and with that came a considerable amount of social media fame for Delvar. Although Delvar didn't mind the attention that he attracted, he expressed that fame wasn't the reason why Delvar reached out to Brooklyn, but that he did so because he cares about people.
One of Delvar’s biggest dreams was to become a motivational speaker as he loved to help people with their problems. He knew that he was taking the right steps in becoming one once he met little Brooklyn and he promised himself that he would one day achieve his goals.
Delvar Wanted More
Although Delvar loved his job as a garbageman, he felt that he needed more to fulfill his life but wasn't sure that he wanted to leave. One of Delvar's dreams was to become a realtor, and he decided to pursue a career as a real estate agent.
Delvar studied hard while he was working as a sanitation worker and dedicated all of his extra time to learning the real estate industry. It was only a matter of time before Delvar would become a real estate agent, but he was torn as he would be saying goodbye to Brooklyn and her family.
Delvar wanted to become a real estate agent, but he still needed to earn money for his family, so he would work his garbage truck job during the day and then study to get his real estate license at night. Delvar admitted that this point in his life was one of the hardest as he worked non-stop and didn't have time to enjoy life.
That is why Delvar enjoyed seeing Brooklyn every Thursday morning, as he enjoyed every minute with the little girl that gave him so much joy. Although Delvar was tired of working so hard, he knew that it would eventually pay off.
Delvar Becomes A Real Estate Agent
After long hours of studying and constantly working for months, Delvar became a licensed real estate agent. Delvar received his real estate license in Nevada, so he knew he would be saying goodbye to his job as a garbageman. Delvar knew that he would eventually have to move on, but one of the only things keeping him from leaving was Brooklyn, as she had become a big part of his life.
Delvar didn't know how Brooklyn would take the news that he would be leaving for good but hoped that she knew that he would always be her friend no matter what.
Delvar Was Sad To Leave
Delvar Dopson was sad to leave his job as a sanitation worker as he had been working the same job for ten years. The biggest thing that bothered Delvar was that he wasn't going to see Brooklyn every Thursday, which became a big part of his weekly routine. Brooklyn was also sad that Delvar was moving away to pursue his new career as a real estate agent but was proud that he going after what he had wanted for years.
Not only would Delvar miss Brooklyn, but the whole neighborhood, as he had formed relationships with just about everyone.
Successful Real Estate Agent
Delvar was excited about his new career, as being a real estate agent was one of his dreams. Delvar felt that his life was taking off as he had recently just moved to Las Vegas to pursue his career. Delvar used the money he won from The Wall and bought a beautiful home where he and his wife Bonnie live.
It was surreal to Delvar that he was in the position he was in because not even a year ago, he was still working as a garbageman. The only thing he missed from that job was seeing Brooklyn every Thursday.
Delvar Dopson's future is looking pretty bright, as he is doing well as a real estate agent and motivational speaker. Delvar never knew that he would be in the position that he is today, as he always thought that he would be a garbageman for the rest of his life.
Delvar constantly expresses that you should pursue your dreams even if it seems out of reach. We will see what is next for Delvar as the man is full of ambition and seems to achieve anything that he puts his mind to.
The Andrackes Throw Delvar A Going Away Party
When Delvar told Brooklyn that he would be becoming a real estate agent, she was happy for him but sad at the same time as she wouldn't see Delvar every Thursday. Surprisingly, Brooklyn understood that Delvar needed to move on and decided to throw him a going-away party.
The party included Brooklyn, Ty, Traci, and a couple of neighbors that became close to Delvar and wanted to wish him good luck on his new career. Delvar admits that he got choked up when he realized that he wouldn't be seeing Brooklyn every Thursday, but he was happy to start his new job.
They Are Still Best Friends
Delvar and Brooklyn still keep in contact despite him moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, as they promised that they would stay friends forever. Brooklyn recently celebrated her 9th birthday, and Delvar posted on his social media wishing her a happy birthday.
Brooklyn is still amazed that she was able to become best friends with Delvar and admits that he was a big part of her childhood. Delvar stuck to his promise and still talks to Brooklyn weekly as the two miss each other dearly since they are not in the same state anymore. Hopefully, in the future, Brooklyn will visit Delvar so they can catch up.
Everyone started to recognize Delvar after his story grew popular about the friendship he formed with Brooklyn. Almost everyone in his neighborhood would stop and say hello to Delvar, who really didn't mind the attention. He was just surprised that his popularity was growing daily and knew that his life was changing in front of his eyes.
Everyone wanted to get a picture of Delvar as they heard how kind he was and wanted to see for themselves. Delvar knew that his time as a garbageman was ticking as he had bigger dreams in his life that he wanted to accomplish.
Delvar Became A Motivational Speaker
Another dream that Delvar had was to become a motivational speaker. Ever since Delvar was young, he had the urge to help people that were in need and knew that he would eventually become a motivational speaker.
Since Delvar had a big following because of his friendship with Brooklyn, he decided to use his influence to dip his feet into becoming a motivational speaker. Brooklyn was quite proud that her friend was going far in life and knew that he would be one of the best motivational speakers as he motivated her throughout her childhood. It only took a couple of months before Delvar created the Eregon 206 Movement.
The Eregon 206 Movement
Delvar decided to create the Eregon 206 Movement, a lifestyle and brand that helps promote positivity in one's life. This was a significant accomplishment for Delvar as he always wanted to create a platform that allowed him to give people life advice.
Delvar reminds people that he was a garbageman for ten years and was able to become not only a real estate agent but a motivational speaker. He instills in people that you should never give up and that you can accomplish anything, no matter who you are or how old you are. Delvar also created a YouTube podcast that focuses on positivity.
Words of Wisdom
Delvar has stated that you should treat everyone with kindness no matter who they are, as helping others goes a long way. Delvar learned much from his friendship with Brooklyn, showing that even the most minor signs of friendliness can lead to much more. Delvar looks back on those days as a garbageman as his best days as he worked for a community that respected him.
Now Delvar is pretty well off as his real estate agency has been doing exceptionally well and is looking to expand. Delvar never forgets Brooklyn, even though he is busy at times, as she was the one that motivated him to become more.
Delvar had several people who motivated him to become the man he is today, including Brooklyn, but the one who stood out in his life was his wife, Bonnie. The couple had been married for quite some time, which was one of the reasons Delvar became a real estate agent, as she motivated him along the way.
Bonnie knew that she married someone special, as everyone who got close to Delvar just wanted to be close to him. She knew that he would be a great motivational speaker one day, but she knew that he had to work up to it.
Delvar's Mother Is A Big Part Of His Life
Delvar always thanks his mother for instilling in him that he should always treat everyone with respect, and the only reason why he is so successful today is because of his mother's words. Delvar has stated that his mother was always helping people out throughout his life that were in need, and he learned most of the skills he knows today from her.
Delvar's mother wasn't surprised when she discovered that Delvar had created a friendship with Brooklyn as Delvar had always been known to find a friend in the strangest of places. All in all, Delvar's mother is proud of her son's success and kindness.
Delvar's Game Show Offer
Shortly after the news broke out about the friendship between Delvar and Brooklyn, NBC reached out to Delvar so that they could get the full story about Brooklyn. Delvar gladly accepted as he was proud of the friendship that he had created with the little girl.
NBC then reached out to Delvar again a couple of years later, offering him and his wife a spot on the hit NBC television show, The Wall. Delvar was blown away by the offer and accepted it immediately, as he and his wife had the chance to win millions of dollars.
Game Show Night
Delvar and his wife, Bonnie, prepared themselves for their appearance on The Wall as the game show featured various questions you must answer to win money. Surprisingly, the Dopsons did pretty well at answering questions and raked in around $400,000.
Delvar and Bonnie were quite excited with the $400,000 that they had just won but promised themselves that they wouldn't quit their jobs. Delvar and Bonnie stuck to their promise and invested their money so that it would last them. Delvar is glad that he stuck to his promise as he is more well-off now than he ever has been.
Nutella YouTube Videos
Delvar Dopson gained a lot of popularity from his friendship with Brooklyn and the Andracke family. So much popularity that Nutella contacted Delvar to ask if he wanted to be in a couple of their promotions. Delvar was blown away by the offer and accepted it as Nutella was one of his favorite foods to snack on. Another reason Delvar agreed was that Nutella wanted to create YouTube videos focusing on people treating others with respect.
Delvar was featured in a couple of Nutella YouTube videos which helped Delvar gain even more popularity as the YouTube videos were a hit.
Wasn't Afraid To Share His Story
When news agencies asked Delvar to share his story about the relationship between him and Brooklyn, he wasn't afraid to tell them. Delvar actually enjoyed being interviewed by different news agencies as he felt everyone should hear his and Brooklyn's story. Even his wife, Bonnie, expressed that Delvar was quite excited when he was invited to interview with NBC.
Delvar constantly stated that his mother was the reason why he was such a good person and why he reached out to people that were in need. Delvar also expressed how he formed a friendship with Brooklyn that would last forever.
When Delvar created the Eregon 206 Movement, he decided to make a podcast on YouTube to help promote his new company. Delvar's podcast is about assisting people in staying positive so that they can pursue their dreams. Delvar constantly states that it doesn't matter where you come from or what position you are in at the moment, as all it takes is some motivation and hard work to achieve your dream.
Delvar's life story has inspired people to achieve their dreams and to work as hard as they can no matter the circumstances.
Loves To Workout
Something that has always motivated Delvar in his life is working out, as it has proven to him that hard work actually pays off. Ever since Delvar's popularity grew, he has been mainly spotted at the gym, where people always recognize him.
Delvar admits that working out plays a big part in being successful, as you need to have a healthy body to live the best life possible. Delvar knows how to motivate people that don't want to work out and he is the perfect gym partner to workout with.
It comes as no surprise that Delvar Dopson is a family man, as he is one of the kindest human beings on the planet. Although Delvar and Bonnie don't have any children, they hope to create a family one day but are waiting for the perfect time. Delvar spends most of his free time either with his wife Bonnie or with his brother and sister, whom he loves very much.
Delvar is a one-of-a-kind person that really knows how to brighten anyone's day, and his family is proud that he has achieved so much throughout the years.
Lives Up To His Reputation
Delvar Dopson lives up to his reputation as he is always taking pictures with children that recognize him and want to meet him. Delvar expressed that you never know who you are going to meet in life, and you should treat them with respect even if you don't know them.
Delvar is still motivating anyone that he meets as he is a special person that knows how to bring the best out in people. So anytime that you see Delvar in public, don't be afraid to say hello, as he enjoys meeting new people.
Looks Back On His Days With Brooklyn
Although Delvar is pretty satisfied with his life now that he is a real estate agent and a motivational speaker, he still misses being a garbageman. He looks back on when he first met Brooklyn as one of his best. He misses seeing her every Thursday morning and the cupcakes that she would bring him.
Delvar and Brooklyn still keep in contact as they promised each other that they would always stay friends. Delvar is grateful to have formed a friendship with Brooklyn, as she was a big help in him changing his life for the better.