'Donut Boy' brings pastries to police in N.J.

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Watch the report from Action News at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, 2017. (WPVI)

A nine-year-old boy from Florida is making a difference on a six week road trip that involves the delivery of a whole lot of doughnuts.

Tyler Carch of Bratt, Florida is going across the country with his family to bring doughnuts to police officers.

On Thursday, his travels brought him to the Buena Vista Troop "A" State Police headquarters in Galloway Township.

Tyler's mom, Sheena, says this all started a year ago when they were eating at a local store and saw four officers.

"He said, 'Mom, you know a cop's favorite drink is coffee and their favorite food is doughnuts, right?' So, of course we laughed. And he asked if he could use his allowance money to buy them mini doughnuts to say thank you. So, I said, 'Of course you can,'" said Sheena.

We asked Tyler why he's doing this. His answer:

"Because cops are my best friends. They've been saying 'thank you for what you do,' and they're being nice."

Tyler says he has delivered around 22,000 doughnuts so far, and he's not done yet.

His travels will take him to 13 states.

By the way, Tyler was wearing a cape Thursday, which read: "I donut need a reason to thank a cop."
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