Cops and donuts go hand in hand. At least, that is what the common stereotype suggests. But one 10-year-old boy was determined to fulfill that stereotype when he chose to pay thanks to the police for their undeniable hard work and dedication.
As soon as Tyler reached his 10th birthday, he went on a ten-day long road trip with his mother and delivered free donuts to as many cops as he possibly could. One of his biggest stops was in Houston, Texas.
“Thank you, buddy, thank you,” one officer happily said. The Floridian boy was initially inspired back home, when he took his allowance and bought a box of donuts for a group of cops he walked past in a store.
“It makes me happy,” he said. “Because I get to thank the person that keeps my family safe.” When asked how many cops he wanted to buy donuts for, he simply answered by saying, “Every single one in America.”
This means that Tyler would probably have to purchase at least a million donuts for the 900,000-plus American police officers. In just 14 months, he has already visited 24 states.
Most notably, he visited the police of Las Vegas to give for thanks for their vigilance during the summer’s tragic events. So far, Tyler has given out over 34,000 donuts, and has no plans of stopping anytime soon.
“If you breathe good into the world, if you speak good into the world, if you do good into the world, it does come back to you,” his mom said. “I get to go and see these grown men and women tear up sometimes and come to me and say, ‘You have no idea what this means to us.'”
“It makes me prideful for wearing this uniform,” Houston officer Thomas Wozniak said. “To see this little boy give so much support and love, that’s awesome.” Tyler also dreams of being a cop one day. Who knows, maybe a child like him will give him a donut for his future heroics.