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Report highlights the heartwarming relationship between a truck driver and a special needs boy


A young truck enthusiast enjoys a special bond with a truck driver in an uplifting new report.

Washington news station KOMO recently reported on the friendship that has developed between a young boy and Tacoma resident named Seth and his favorite Safeway truck driver Chris Cummins.

Seth, who is autistic, is a truck lover who hopes to one day grow up to be a truck driver.

Seth has a special appreciation for Safeway trucks and has developed a nightly ritual with Cummins. Every night, Seth and his family wait outside their home and every night, Cummins makes sure to drive by. The two exchange a greeting and then Cummins allows Seth and his family to hang out as he unloads his truck. After the truck is unloaded, Cummins spends time simply sitting and talking with Seth and his family.

Cummins said of the nightly pow wow with Seth, “If it puts me behind at night, I don’t care. If I get home late, that’s cool.”

You can view the report below.

The Truck Driver's Friend

What happens when a big truck driver gets to know a little guy with special needs? What happens when each provides the other with something they can't find anywhere else? Our Eric's Heroes story tonight is about an unlikely friendship that comes from the heart, which is, of course, the very best kind. Eric's Heroes airs every Wednesday night at 6pm on KOMO News. (Shot by Doug Pigsley, edited by Darrin Tegman, and as always, thanks to producer Joan Kinsey) Send your Heroes ideas to: heroes@komonews.com To see all of our Eric's Heroes stories, go to komonews.com/heroes Eric's Heroes airs Wednesdays, 6pm, KOMO News

Posted by Eric Johnson KOMO on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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