When you’re a 5-year-old kid, getting an allowance is a pretty big deal. Just think of all those toys you can buy with it.
William Evertz Jr. of Winslow Township, New Jersey would earn his allowance by doing chores all week long. But after a while of earning money, he decided he wanted to spend it.
Some would buy coloring books, or balloons or candy with it. But young William had something completely different in mind. And his family was all for it. He decided he wanted to use his hard-earned allowance money to buy sandwiches and drinks for the Winslow Township Police Department.
Says a Facebook post by the police department: “William’s actions are remarkable for anyone, let alone a 5-year-old. Winslow Township Police Department commends William for his acts of kindness and his parents for raising such a great kid.”
On 08/15 Winslow Twp PD received an email from Tara Evertz advising that her 5yr old son, William Evertz Jr wanted to do…Posted by Winslow Township Police Department (NJ) on Wednesday, 24 August 2016
In doing his kind deed for the department, young William was made an honorary officer. And with that came a police T-shirt, a badge and even a ride home in a squad car with lights and sirens blaring.
Said Police Chief George Smith: “We need good police officers like you. I can’t wait until you’re old enough so we can hire you.”
Members of the police department pooled their money a short time later and bought William a miniature battery-operated police car. And he absolutely loved it.
But back to that one day… the little guy didn’t stop with the police. His family took him to a domestic violence shelter, where he gave school supplies and toys. He then went to an animal shelter and gave food; and to wrap up his “Kindness Day,” he gave $25 to a family so it would help with daycare finances.
His mom said he got the idea to give after watching a YouTube video. Well if that’s the case, may we all be so inspired by watching a video on YouTube.