NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey man has turned lending a helping hand in his community into an international viral phenomenon.
Steve Shimchick is the man behind Trash Love.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
The 27-year-old musician from New Brunswick started livestreaming his neighborhood trash cleanups on Reddit a few months ago.
Within weeks, he had more than 12,000 followers, and now he’s interacting with people from around the world.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
“There’s a sense of community on the streams,” Shimchick said. “There’s that sense of connectedness that I think a lot of people have been missing in the pandemic.”
Shimchick is also inspiring others.MORE NEWS: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
One woman in Germany is cleaning up her neighborhood and has her own followers — 2,000 so far.