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A day with my dad in his Mr. Softee ice cream truck

Kidsday reporter Devin Soto with his sister Rylie

Kidsday reporter Devin Soto with his sister Rylie and dad Richard in dad's Mr. Softee truck Credit: Soto family

My dad works for Mr. Softee as an ice cream truck driver. One day he took me to work with him, so I can tell you guys all about my dad.

First, we went to the depot, which is in Brooklyn. When we arrived, I got to fire up the truck and ready the ice cream machines. From there we drove to our starting spot in Manhattan. Of course, the first thing I did when we got to our spot was make myself some ice cream. After that we got food from a cart across the street.

Next, I sold more than $100 worth of ice cream! When people stopped coming, we moved down a block. My dad and I took turns selling ice cream until the day was over. Then we headed back to the depot. I like helping him whenever I can every summer. It is so much fun meeting all the people who come by to buy the ice cream. And, Mr. Softee ice cream is the best!

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