PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A frontline worker is getting some well-deserved recognition. You may know him as “Ya Fav Trashman.”
Pennsylvania Congressman Brendan Boyle presented a Congressional Citation to Terrill Haigler. It happened outside the congressman’s office on Girard Avenue on Tuesday.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
“It is my honor to recognize a wonderful Philadelphian, someone who in a moment of crisis stepped up and gave us all a reason for hope,” Boyle said.
“Sanitation and community are the heartbeat of any city, any country, any town,” Haigler said. “Without sanitation workers and without community, you really don’t have anything.”
The Philadelphia sanitation worker has used social media to educate and inspire tens of thousands of his followers during the pandemic.MORE NEWS: Friday Night In New Jersey Looks Like Something Out Of 2019 As Restrictions Eased
You can find Haigler on Instagram at @_yafavtrashman. At last count, he had nearly 25,000 followers!