A little boy is traveling across the country to deliver donuts to police officers in order to thank them for protecting us.
Tyler Carach calls his mission: “I DONUT need a reason to THANK GOD,” and says it all started after he was with his mom Sheena at a Bratt, Florida, store where he bought mini donuts for four cops with his own cash.
Tyler wrote on his GoFundMe page: “In August 2016 (when I was 8), I was at a local corner store when I saw 4 deputies. I told my mom that cops favorite drink was coffee and their favorite snack was donuts. She laughed!! Then I asked if I could buy them donuts with my own money. I DID and they were so HAPPY!”
“He’s had so many officers thank him and be brought to tears by what he’s doing,” Tyler’s mom, Sheena told InsideEdition.com. Since that day, he’s distributed more than 9,000 donuts to cops across the nation and his mission is growing daily.
When Tyler was shocked at how happy the cops were when they received a donut from him, he asked his mom, “‘Mom, why were they so happy over a snack? I get snacks all the time.’” She then explained to her son that cops have been having a really hard time lately. After Tyler’s positive experience, Sheena says his goal is to thank every officer in America.
“I suggested we start local and just kind of see what happens and here we are today,” she said. “It just had this amazing snowball effect so here we are and it’s just turned into this amazing journey.”
By the end of this summer, they will have given away more than 17,000 donuts, and if Tyler can pull off a national night out event, they will reach about 22,000 donuts. “He’s had many officers who have stopped him and said they were having a really rough day and him coming in and taking the time to say thank you and to tell them that he appreciates what they do has just meant the world to them,” Sheena said.
Tyler and his mom are currently on a 6-week East Coast trip that they began on June 26, and they will return to Florida on August 7. Their GoFundMe page set up a little over one week ago has already raised over $1,000!
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You can also follow Tyler on his Facebook page- I DONUT need a reason to THANK a cop.
[Featured Image Credit: YouTube- Sheena Carach/Facebook]