A young boy has made it his mission to deliver doughnuts nationwide to the hardworking police force of America because in his words “I donut need a reason to thank a cop.”
So far, Tyler Carach has traveled to 39 states and brought more than 70,000 donuts to cops since August 2016. One of the most inspiring aspects of this undertaking is that Carach is using his own allowance money and donations to fund the endeavor. Tyler and his mom take road trips during school holidays and summer vacation to deliver these treats, making Tyler somewhat of a superhero. It’s fitting then when he shows up with a colorful cape during every visit and is dubbed “Donut Boy.”
Tyler’s mission was inspired by his mom, a former cop, and a special moment that took place in a coffee shop where he felt compelled to use his own money to buy a group of cops donuts. When the cops were honored by his act of kindness, Tyler was inspired to start his national donut campaign.
“When I left, I asked my mom, ‘Why are they so happy over a snack?'” Tyler told WFLD. She responded that “it wasn’t the snack they’re happy about, it’s because [you] took the time to say thank you.” Plain, simple, and truthful words from someone who has been in there before.
This 11-year-old boy is showing us that it doesn’t take much to make someone’s day. Sometimes, it only takes a sweet treat, filled with gratitude and sprinkled with love. We salute you, Tyler Carach.
Cover Photo: I Donut Need a Reason to Thank a Cop