There’s a teenager in Wisconsin named Bubba Cadd who has cerebral palsy, as well as developmental issues.  And he loves trucks more than anything.

His family’s yard faces a highway.  So he likes to sit outside and get truckers to honk when they go by.  Then last month, his mom noticed a small MODEL truck sitting in their yard.  And she realized one of the truck drivers must have put it there for him.

So she went on Facebook looking for the driver, and her post about it went viral.  Then a bunch of other truck drivers decided to do something for Bubba’s 16th birthday that was coming up.

They called it “18 Wheels for Bubba.”  And last weekend, truckers from all over the country showed up in Milton, Wisconsin . . . lined their trucks up in a big parking lot . . . and surprised him with a huge PARTY.

His mom kept it a secret.  And when they got there, over a THOUSAND people were waiting to wish him a happy birthday.  And there were almost 200 tractor-trailers and other trucks to check out.

The final truck count was 182.  And he got to ride around in a golf cart and see every single one of them.

His mom got pretty emotional about it, and said it’s amazing to know there are so many great people out there.

(GazetteXtra / CBS News)