Boy Spends His Allowance On Hundreds Of Books For Inmates

Bravo, Tyler!

This boy took a page out of the book of generosity. 

Tyler Fugett didn't use all his allowance money on himself, but instead spent it on hundreds of books for inmates at the local jail in Clarksville, Tennessee.

The 9-year-old, who recently donated the books to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, did so with the aim of supporting inmates.

Tyler, posing with the books from the first drop-off. 
Tyler, posing with the books from the first drop-off. 

“I don’t want people to think bad things while they are in jail,” Tyler said, according to a press release provided to The Huffington Post. “I want people to get out and not do bad things again.”

Tyler, who has a family member who's spent time in jail, saved up his allowance for the cause. He then hit up some clearance sales to buy the books. 

The Sheriff and Tyler. 
The Sheriff and Tyler. 

While the sweet boy initially donated over 100 books last week, he went back to the sheriff's office on Wednesday to drop off an additional 100. 

The boy's gesture is certainly beautiful and it felt even more meaningful due to the jail library's circumstances. 

“Since no tax payer money is used to purchase books, we rely 100 percent on donations from the community to stock our library,” Sandra Brandon, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, said in the release. “Tyler’s generosity is truly appreciated.”

And don't worry, Tyler received a reward for beautiful efforts. Sheriff John Fuson presented the 9-year-old with a Sheriff’s pin and Sheriff’s challenge coin. He also personally thanked the boy for his amazing work. 

Bravo, Tyler. You've got one novel idea. 



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