Tyler "Donut Boy" Carach passes out doughnuts to police officers to celebrate his 10th birthday at the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Tyler, who turns 10 on Sunday, has been documenting his visits with police officers around the U.S. since he was 8 years old through his Facebook campaign, "I DONUT need a reason to THANK a cop."1 comment on this story
The Bratt, Florida, boy is in the midst of traveling through 10 states in 10 days to thank officers for their service. The doughnut donations began after Tyler saw officers from his hometown in a store, and he asked his mother if he could use his allowance to buy the officers their favorite food — doughnuts.
Police officers, Tyler writes on his Facebook page, "are my best friends" and "they keep me safe." "My mom says that she doesn't know if I can give donuts to every single cop, but that she will help me give them to as many as possible and come up with other ways to say THANK YOU to our protectors everywhere," he wrote. "One day I want to be a cop and protect the world too, so this is very important to me!"