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Garbage men surprise elderly woman on her 100th birthday with a cake and a little happiness

Garbage men surprise elderly woman on her 100th birthday with a cake and a little happiness

Garbage men surprise elderly woman on her 100th birthday with a cake and a little happiness.
Garbage men surprise elderly woman on her 100th birthday with a cake and a little happiness. Credit: Ben Bird

Dorothy ‘Mercy’ Ballard’s house has been the highlight of Ben Bird’s trash pickup route for the last eight years.

The pair struck up a beautiful friendship after Ben would make regular stops for a chat with his “favorite lady”.

“She makes me laugh every week,” he said.

When he found out that he would be collecting her trash on her 100th birthday, Ben, from Kidderminster, decided to surprise her with a cake.

Garbage men surprise elderly woman on her 100th birthday with a cake and a little happiness. Credit: Ben Bird
Garbage men surprise elderly woman on her 100th birthday with a cake and a little happiness. Credit: Ben Bird
Garbage men surprise elderly woman on her 100th birthday with a cake and a little happiness. Credit: Ben Bird
Garbage men surprise elderly woman on her 100th birthday with a cake and a little happiness. Credit: Ben Bird

He simply walked up her garden path with a surprise birthday cake topped off with three lit candles ready for her to blow them out.

Garbage men surprise elderly woman on her 100th birthday with a cake and a little happiness. Credit: Ben Bird
Garbage men surprise elderly woman on her 100th birthday with a cake and a little happiness. Credit: Ben Bird

Along with two colleagues, Ben sings ‘Happy birthday to you’ while they film the delivery and he keeps the candles burning.

He then asks Dorothy to make a wish and, when she’s stumped for words for once, he suggests “105.”

Garbage men surprise elderly woman on her 100th birthday with a cake and a little happiness. Credit: Ben Bird
Garbage men surprise elderly woman on her 100th birthday with a cake and a little happiness. Credit: Ben Bird

“Shut up!” she tells him in the way that only beloved grandmas can.

His colleagues filmed it and it has been viewed more than three million times on social media.

They have a beautiful friendship that has been built on respect and kindness.

Source LAD Bible


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