Garbage man inspires support for sanitation worker on Instagram

Philadelphia-based Terrill Haigler started an Instagram to show the community the everyday lives of workers, like himself, on the front lines amid the pandemic.
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Give it up for Tara! Finally tonight here, "America strong." The essential worker who says all of your thank yous matter. Terrell from Philadelphia, he starts his mornings every day at 5:30 A.M. He's a garbage man, and he's been posting online. If you see your trash man today, smile, wave, show him love. Reporter: He's documented the kindness from families, donations, cold drinks, waters. All of the acts of kindness, large and small. The morale in my yard is just picking up. People are like, Yo, people care about us. Reporter: Tonight, he's raising more for his fellow workers who have been working overtime, and for those who have been battling the virus. Making t-thirds, raising over $26,000 so far. This evening, Terrell just finishing another shift. I just saw an opportunity for me to do something for my co-workers, to help raise awareness and to buy proper ppe and cleaning supplies for the trucks, to make sure we stay safe. Reporter: Tonight, he has a message for all the families who have been kind to him. Your voice matters. Keep the hope strong, keep the fire burning, and keep fighting for what you want. Because one day, it will be listened to. Have a good one, David. You, too. We salute you, and all of our essential workers. Night three of the convention. We'll see you at 10:00 P.M. On the network. Good night.

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