[birds chirping] [ice cream truck music] “You remember when you was a kid, right? When you heard that bell, that bell was like almost going to Disney World because now you get to come outside and you get to get your ice cream that you always wanted, that rainbow or that vanilla cone with rainbow sprinkles or that chocolate cone with cherry dip, you know — whichever makes you happy. [ice cream truck music] I have an obligation. I have to take my trucks to the street. Why? Because I believe the ice cream trucks are essential service. Someone asked me why am I working in the coronavirus? Well, I mean, my customers actually wait for me. What’s up, Champion? Speaking Spanish: Chocolate or vanilla? You know, they can choose anybody. They can choose Mr. Softee, they could choose Carvel, but they choose to come to the FunTime Frostee truck because I’ve been serving them for the past 26 years. You got it? Have a great day.” “Thank you.” “It’s harder for us to social distance six feet to give you an ice cream cone.” “Thank you.” “I try to tell the drivers make sure that the truck is disinfected. Make sure that you got wipes. Make sure you got gloves. Make sure you got two masks. You know, make sure that the customer order back up. Hey, how’s it going? As this coronavirus happens, as it’s going on, you know, the ice cream trucks have been kind of lonely. We had to transition to now wait for the customer. I think they coming. There’s no more stopping five minutes and going. Now, we have to stop 10 minutes, 15 minutes on a block, and get ’em downstairs.” “Well, when I hear the ice cream truck, I just come running.” “She acts like a child when she hears the ice cream truck.” “I’m glad I heard the ice cream truck, ’cause it’s better than hearing the sirens of the fire truck and ambulance.” “Dos.” “A lot of people haven’t been buying ice cream because of the coronavirus. You know, they don’t want to touch nothing. I know that, but this is a childhood thing, you know?” “The atmosphere now is crazy in New York City because I’m a born New Yorker, and I’ve know this place to be hustle and bustle. But driving around the neighborhoods now, it’s like … [sirens] … wow, is this really happening? Is this happening?” [sirens] [ice cream truck music] “And then when you hear the ice cream truck, you say, ‘Oh, guess what? Hey, Joey, go get your clothes. Come on. We’re gonna go get some ice cream.’” “Now we feel normal again because now I can go outside, because now I can go bring my kids. We can have a little ice cream, stay outside, catch a little fresh air and then go back inside. Have a great one. We are essential. We’re providing a service, making you and your family happy during the pandemic, without a pandemic, rain, sleet or snow, I feel that I can bring that joy to people.” [ice cream truck music]

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