(HELENA) Tyler Carach of Florida, known as "Donut Boy," is on a mission to thank police officers across the nation, and delivered treats to Helena police officers and Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday.
Tyler’s journey began in August of 2016, and so far he has visited 37 states and handed out more than 70,000 donuts.
Tyler, 10 years old, says he wants people to know we should not be afraid of cops and that they are here to help.
Tyler and his mom Sheena hope to keep the program running and have big plans for a future non-profit.
Tyler says “They risk their lives every single day for strangers, and every single day they put on that uniform, is a reason to thank them… and I think it’s amazing that I get to thank all these police officers, and see all these cool things. I told my mom ‘I told you I can go across America.’”
Tyler’s dream began when he decided to buy donuts for some local officers with his allowance. Sheena had to explain to him why they were so grateful over a donut. Her response was “…people choose to judge a whole by a few, and because of that, some people were not very kind to officers and even tried to hurt them.”
Tyler says he wants to be a K-9 officer when grows up.
His next stops are in Wyoming and Idaho. Click here to visit his website.