Nine year old Tyler Carach from Florida is on a mission. He is known as the Donut Boy and he arrived in Omaha to deliver the pastry to police officers to thank them for their service. His mother Sheena Carach says this started in August of last year in Florida when they were at a store and saw four police officers. Tyler then asked his mom if he could use his own money to buy the officers donuts.
Carach says, “And when we left he said, ‘Mom – why were the cops so happy about a snack. I get a snack all the time and it really isn’t a big deal.’ I explained that it wasn’t about the donuts. It was about the fact he took the time to appreciate them for what they do and to say thank you for what they do. Unfortunately a lot of people today do choose to judge a whole by a few and if you do that you would never have anyone in life because there is no group of individuals, I don’t care who they are that are 100% perfect.”
Tyler says it best of all, He says, “I’m here because I came here to thank the police officers by giving them donuts because they risk their lives everyday to protect total strangers.”
Carach says it has been quite a journey. They have visited 24 states and handed out 37.000 donuts to law enforcement agencies. She says even when they hit all 50 states they won’t be done and will keep going back.
Today it was Tyler who got a surprise as well. He will turn 10 years old in a few days and Omaha police officers threw him an impromptu birthday party. He was a bit speechless when a room full of officers sang Happy Birthday” and gave him a gift – a new scooter.