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08/30/2016 07:22 am ET Updated Aug 30, 2016

Boy Buys Sandwiches For Police Using Hard-Earned Allowance

It was one of many sweet things he did on “Kindness Day.”

This boy may be small, but he’s got a big heart.

William Evertz Jr., 5, recently used his allowance money, which he earned doing chores, to give back to his New Jersey community. He performed a number of good deeds around Winslow Township on Aug. 24, including buying lunch for local police officers, according to Philly.com.

Accompanied by a few family members, Evertz walked into the Winslow Township Police Department and delivered sandwiches, drinks and snacks from Subway ― he even brought along a few balloons, according to Philly.com.

Winslow Township Police Department

“William’s actions are remarkable for anyone, let alone a 5-year-old,” the police department wrote in a post on its Facebook page. “Winslow Township PD commends William for his acts of kindness and his parents for raising such a great kid.”

In return, the police made William an honorary officer. They also gave him a T-shirt and badges, as well as a lift home in a squad car ― complete with lights and siren ― the Associated Press reported.

“We need good police officers like you,” Chief George Smith said, according to Philly.com. “I can’t wait until you’re old enough so we can hire you.”

The police department wasn’t the boy’s only stop: He declared the day “Kindness Day,” donating school supplies and toys to a domestic violence shelter, food to an animal shelter and $25 to a family to help with day care. 

His mom, Tara Evertz, told CBS Philadelphia that William felt inspired to give after he saw a YouTube video in which someone helped the homeless. 

“He’s five. I think a lot of people should take a page out of his book and just be kind to everybody,” she said.

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