WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ (NBC) — A New Jersey boy with a heart of gold used his allowance to buy lunch for an entire local police department.
Five-year-old William Evertz Jr. saved his allowance for seven months to buy himself a Power Wheels police cruiser.
But instead of treating himself at the toy store, he decided to spend his hard-earned chore money to show his appreciation to local law enforcement in Winslow Township.
William’s mother says her son has loved police officers since he was just 2 years old.
“I like them because they keep us safe,” he said.
The future officer decided he wanted a “kindness day” to treat the officers to a healthy lunch.
“I am so proud of him” said Tara Everetz, William’s mother. “I think all of us as a family were proud of him and he’s just inspiring.”
To thank him for his efforts, Winslow Township police made William an honorary officer and presented him with his own badge and police car stickers, then gave the boy a ride home with lights and sirens.
William’s generosity didn’t stop there; he plans to donate clothes, school supplies, and toys to a domestic violence shelter, food and supplies to an animal shelter, and cash to a less fortunate family to help with daycare expenses.