Police departments across the country are on the lookout for a do-gooder nicknamed "Donut Boy." The suspect is described as a 10-year-old with a big smile, carrying boxes of donuts, and wearing a special donut cape.
He's also known as Tyler Carach, and while he's from Florida, the Donut Boy has been seen traveling across America on a special quest these last few weeks. Tyler's journey of giving began 14 months ago, when he and his mom Sheena bumped into four police officers at a local donut shop.
Without being asked, Tyler bought each of the cops a donut out of his own allowance money. He simply said that buying the treats "makes me happy, because I get to thank the person that keeps my family safe." But Tyler didn't stop there. Over the last year donating donuts has become his hobby, and he's gotten pretty good at it.
He spent his birthday last month on the road, driving from state to state visiting police stations, and handing out donuts along the way. The Donut Boy is now well-known to America's police officers, and he's already handed out a lot of treats.
So far, Tyler and his mom say they've handed out 34,000 donuts in 24 states.
Of course, Tyler's goal is to visit all 50 states. And he says his ambition is to give every last cop in America a donut. That would take at least 900,000 pastries, according to CBS News. But the Donut Boy doesn't seem intimidated.
He says his small gift is the least he can do, because "they risk their lives every day (and) protect your family." And Tyler has police officers in his own family, so he knows the sacrifices they make on a regular basis.
While local Hy-Vees and other stores are donating their pastries, or offering discounts to the Donut Boy, Tyler and his mom need help to keep giving back. You can follow Tyler on his Facebook page, where you can learn how to donate to this good cause.
And take it from Sheena, police officers appreciate Tyler's generosity. She says officers have teared up and told her "You have no idea what this means to us."
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