A 6-year-old boy AJ Retaleato is taking action: He is spending his summer picking up litter in the parks and schools nearby. “He woke up one morning and said, ‘I want to clean the park. I feel bad for the earth,’ ” says AJ’s father, Anthony, 56.
With buckets and gloves, the father and son have already cleaned up nine parks and schools, and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
AJ’s town recently praised him for his good job in a special way. “My wife and I both don’t know what to say,” says Anthony. AJ’s favorite part? “I don’t want kids to get hurt on broken glass,” he says. “And I like how clean it looks when I’m done.”