When the dog’s owners saw how he was treating their beloved pet, they quickly grabbed their camera.Lily the Labrador has been patiently waiting in the front yard for her best friend to arrive every Friday for the past two years.
He’s dependable, treats her well, and his timing for their weekly playdate is flawless.David is the garbage collector in the neighborhood!
Lily has always enjoyed “people watching” in the front yard of her Bedford, New Hampshire home.
She enjoys lying in the grass, soaking up the sun, and watching people go by.When she isn’t chasing squirrels up the tree, she secretly hopes that someone will come by and say “hi,” and perhaps even give her a treat.
But, alas, no such luck!Nobody, not even the mailman, would give her a friendly head pat.Even the unwanted attention of a solicitor would have been welcome at that point.Instead of waiting for someone to notice her, Lily figured out how to bring a BFF into her life on her own!
The astute pup began to notice that her family brought the trash cans out to the curb every Thursday night.The next day, Friday, a man in a truck would drive by and haul them away.As a result, Lily developed the habit of waiting in the yard for the garbage collector.
Naturally, David couldn’t resist Lily’s stunning appearance and friendly smile!She jumped up and down with delight at the sight of him, and he was delighted to reciprocate.The astute young lady even taught him to sit and give her treats on command.
What could a dog want more from a best friend?
David may have thought he was just doing his job and picking up trash, but a floofy treasure snuck into his life instead.”Their relationship has blossomed into the sweetest thing,” Lily’s owner, Ishaan Chatterjee, told The Dodo.We actually give [our garbage collector] holiday gifts every year to express our gratitude for how he treats Lily.”
Ishaan has been posting TikTok videos of Lily and David’s incredible friendship, and people can’t get enough of their special bond.Lily’s relationship with David, according to Ishaan, is very special.Although Lily is in love with almost everyone she meets, he recognizes that her friendship with David is unique.
Of course, this could be related to the treats David always keeps in his pockets!Ishaan, on the other hand, believes it has something to do with Lily’s ability to see the good in people.Lily will reflect your goodness back to you as long as you are good people.”She teaches us how to be more considerate of others!”It’s incredible how much we can learn from animals.”
It’s not every day you get to play and goof around on the job. David is one lucky guy!