Cincinnati 2-Year-Old Comes Face to Face With His Heroes and Falls Apart

He “didn’t think it all the way through.”

— -- You know how you felt that time you met your favorite rock star?

That’s kind of like what happened to 2-year-old Quincy Kroner.

The Cincinnati tot, his dad said, loves garbage trucks. “Every Friday he knows they’re coming,” Ollie Kroner said. “From the moment he hears them from blocks away he runs to the window, climbs up on the couch and watches them.”

Turns out the guys in the truck are fans of Quincy, too. Kroner said the driver “puts on a show” for Quincy, honking and waving. “They’ve developed a kind of relationship through the window,” he added.

Quincy likes the garbage trucks and the men who drive them so much that his prize for successful potty training was – you guessed it – a garbage truck. Which, of course, he couldn’t wait to show his friends.

So when the truck rolled up to the Kroner’s last Friday, Quincy’s big moment had arrived. Kroner asked the men whether they would be willing to take a photo, which they were. But all of a sudden, their star power proved too much for Quincy.

“He was so excited leading up to it but then when the moment came he became undone,” Kroner said, adding that the noise of the truck may have been louder up close than the little boy was expecting.

But, Kroner said, Quincy recovered quickly after the photo was taken. “I just don’t think he thought it all the way through.”