Boy saves allowance for 7 months to buy New Jersey officers’ lunch

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William Evertz. Jr. saved up his allowance for seven months to buy lunch for local officers.

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A 5-year-old New Jersey boy saved his allowance for seven months to purchase lunch for local police officers on Wednesday.

After saving enough money, William Evertz Jr. went to Subway and bought sandwiches, snacks and drinks for the officers, according to

When asked why he decided to do it, his mother, Tara, said he saw a Youtube video that showed someone helping another person by donating money and “he just went with it.”

The moment was captured in a Facebook post by the Winslow Township Police Department:

On 08/15 Winslow Twp PD received an email from Tara Evertz advising that her 5yr old son, William Evertz Jr wanted to do random acts of kindness. One of his acts was to deliver lunch to the police officers in his community who keep him safe “even when he sleeps”. William chose to buy lunch from his allowance from Subway because he wants the officers to “be healthy”. Additionally the email continued on saying how William plans to donate clothes, school supplies, and toys to a domestic violence shelter, food and supplies to a local animal shelter, and $25 to a less fortunate family to assist with daycare expenses.

His family said he earned his allowance by completing chores, feeding chickens and ducks, sweeping and helping his father.

“It’s one of those things that restores confidence in humanity. It makes you tear up,” said Detective Sgt. Ray Cogan, according to “It’s nice to see that you’re still the good guy.”

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