You might consider yourself a diehard fan of a certain fast food item. But would you be willing to camp out for two days for it? That’s what happened at a New Jersey Krispy Kreme location.

A new store was scheduled to open in Paramus and 9-year-old Shae Fishman wanted to be the first customer, although he wasn’t sure what his reward would be.

According to the Daily Voice, the boy set up a tent on Sunday outside the store and waited for two days with his father, Matthew Fishman. The two played wiffleball to pass the time, patiently waiting for the store’s grand opening.

When the store opened at 6 a.m. on that Tuesday, there was Shae, ready to be the first customer, and his patience was rewarded. As the store’s first ever patron, the company gave him a free dozen doughnuts not just for that day but every month for the next year. Mission accomplished. Shae and his family will now get a monthly supply of his favorite doughnuts to reward his tenacity.

Krispy Kreme Regional Manager Nina Mejia told the Daily Voice “that's what Krispy Kreme represents: creating memories with your family.” It just goes to show you that persistence pays off!

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Doyle. Any opinions expressed are Bill Doyle's own.

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