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A PAIR OF BOYS IN NORTH DAKOTA GOT TO STEP INTO THE SHOES OF THEIR DREAMS – AND THEY MIGHT NOT BE THE ONES YOU’D EXPECT.

CASSIE ROHLFING HAS THAT STORY.

NATS: "CUZ THEIR TIRES ARE SO BIG!"

CASSIE: IF YOU ASK 4-YEAR OLD CONNOR GABRIELSON AND HIS 2-YEAR OLD BROTHER CADE.. WHAT THEIR FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK IS...

NATS: THE LID IS OPEN!

CASSIE: THE ANSWER.. MIGHT JUST COME AS A SURPRISE TO YOU.

NATS OF LID CLOSING:

CASSIE: GARBAGE DAY.

MOM: CONNOR. WHAT CRUSHES THE GARBAGE IN THE HOPPER?

CONNOR: THE COMPACTOR!

CASSIE: IN FACT, YOU CAN ASK CONNOR ALMOST ANYTHING ABOUT THESE TRUCKS RIGHT HERE AND HE'LL HAVE AN ANSWER.

CONNOR: THEY COME EVERY RECYCLING DAY AND EVERY NO-RECYCLING DAY.

CASSIE: DOWN TO HOW FAR AWAY YOUR GARBAGE AND RECYCLING BINS HAVE TO BE FROM EACH OTHER..

NATS: "5 FEET!"

CASSIE: SO IMAGINE THE EXCITEMENT WHEN THEY FOUND OUT THEY WERE GETTING AN EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF WEST FARGO SANITATION.

NATS: "HE WAS UP AT 5 O CLOCK THIS MORNING!"

CASSIE: BUT REALLY - CAN YOU BLAME THEM?

NAT - 'WANNA JUMP UP THERE TOO?'

CASSIE: THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS CLEAN-UP HAS BEEN WITH THESE TWO FOR YEARS.

MOM: CONNOR YOU WERE ONE AND A HALF WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING WITH GARBAGE CANS AND TRUCKS AND WHEN CADE WAS BORN, YOU HAD NO CHOICE RIGHT?

CASSIE: THANKS TO GRANDPA.

MOM: HE'D GO AND SIT AT THE DUMP WITH GRANDPA TO SEE GARBAGE TRUCKS TO COME IN, JUST TO WAVE AT THEM.

CASSIE: NOW- THEY CAN BOAST ABOUT MORE THAN JUST WAVING..

THESE TRASH AFICIONADOS CAN NOW DO.. ALMOST EVERYTHING.. A GARBAGE MAN DOES.

FROM DUMPING THE BINS INTO THE TRUCK TO PROUDLY BLARING THE HORN.

NATS OF HORN

CASSIE: SO, IT'S PRETTY SAFE TO SAY THIS ISN'T THE LAST YOU'LL BE SEEING OF THIS DYNAMIC GARBAGE DUO.

MOM: CONNOR WANTS TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE COMPOST CANS ALL OVER THE CITY..

GARBAGE WORKER: THEY SAY THEY WANT TO BE GARBAGE MEN, SO HOPEFULLY THEY'LL STICK WITH IT.

CASSIE: THEY'RE LIKE THE FUTURE OF CITY SANITATION.

CASSIE ROHLFING.

RICK: THANKS CASSIE. THE HATS AND VESTS CONNOR AND CADE WERE WEARING... ARE MORE THAN JUST A FUN OUTFIT.

THOSE WILL ACTUALLY BE THEIR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES THIS YEAR. AND THEY ARE PRETTY SIMILAR TO THE ONES WORN BY WORKERS AT A RECYCLING PLANT.


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