CNN Whitaker Weinburger has been battling cancer for most of his life.
Now that the 4-year-old Virginia boy is in remission, his mother set out to give him a very special birthday surprise involving his love of Bumblebee, the yellow Transformer. The best part of my day.
Whitaker got to talk on the phone with Bumblebee.
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More Videos Young cancer Guthrie phone sex gets the surprise of a lifetime When Whitaker opened his front door to walk to pre-school in Alexandria on Wednesday, he was met by the site of a street lined with yellow vehicles. There were all sorts of yellow vehicles, from firetrucks to a Maserati.
There were even a few construction equipment vehicles.
A view of the street with all the yellow vehicles. Whitaker was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that develops from nerve cells, when he was 13 months old, his mother, Erin, said.
And we are ready to celebrate him! With his four birthday approaching, she set out to give him an extra special surprise. She first posted a plea on Facebook bv August.
Thanks to the power of social media and local news agencies picking up this story, it quickly caught the attention of the community. Alexandria Sheriff's Office helped to spread the word and posted a special call out for anyone with a yellow vehicle to help "transform" Whitaker's walk to school.
People from all over helped make the 4-year-old's birthday one he will always remember. Whitaker surrounded by yellow cars on the way to school.
Whitaker's story even reached Jeremy Levy, the actor who voiced Bumblebee in Transformers: Cyberverse. Even those that couldn't make it on Wednesday sent him Bumblebee inspired gifts.