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Florida boy travels to St. Louis to thank police with donuts

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Tyler Carach, 10, is traveling the country passing out donuts to officers (Credit: KMOV) Tyler Carach, 10, is traveling the country passing out donuts to officers (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A 10-year-old Florida boy is traveling to St. Louis to thank police officers.

Tyler Carach has been traveling the country passing out coffee and donuts to police officers to thank them for their service.

“Police officers risk their lives every day for strangers, including me, my family and friends,” said Tyler. 

Thursday he was in Louisville, Kentucky, visiting the city’s cops there.

His mission started about two years ago when he bought four police officers mini-donuts with his own allowance money.

"I asked my mom why were they so happy over a snack because they get snacks all the time," he recalled. "And she said, 'It wasn't because you got them a snack, it's because you took the time to say thank you.'" 

Friday he visited St. Louis City police officers at Central Patrol to deliver 34 dozen donuts. He also visited Mounted Patrol Stables in Forest Park.

"It just warms your heart," said St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden. "We don't always feel appreciated all the time."

Hayden returned the favor and gave Tyler a goodie bag of his own. 

Tyler and his mother have traveled to 32 states to give out treats to officers, and Tyler hopes to be K-9 officer once he's old enough. 

"It's more important than ever to try to bridge that gap and just show these are men and women just like you and me," Tyler's mother Sheena said. 

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