The internet's hunt for a Tonka truck proves the Christmas spirit is very much alive.
Choosing gifts for loved ones at Christmas — or on any occasion — can be really tricky, but it’s especially so for 30-year-old Cassie Gretschel from Maryland. Every year for the past 17 years, Gretschel has undertaken the challenging mission to find her younger brother, Max, the exact same present: a Tonka Police Hummer truck that was manufactured in 2000 but is no longer in production.
Max, 25, was born with cerebral palsy and scoliosis; he’s visually impaired and has other physical and mental handicaps. Cassie explained to Buzzfeed that both she and her parents spend hours combing through eBay in search of the handicapped friendly truck, with Cassie unwittingly making her job harder when one year she swapped the usual orange truck for a bright blue one. Now Max only wants to play with the blue truck.