A high school senior spent $450 of his own money to surprise every girl at his school with a flower on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day can be a tricky holiday if you’re not part of a couple. Add being a teenager to that equation, and the potential for sadness and hurt feelings is very high. One high school senior couldn’t stand to see the girls at his school feeling left out and decided to do something about it. He bought a flower for every single one of the 834 girls at his school and handed them out as Valentine’s Day gifts. Talk about a sweetheart of a kid.
The boy behind this kind gesture is Hayden Godfrey, a 17-year-old senior at Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah. He told ABC News that his idea sprouted in middle school, where his mom says it made him feel awful that not every girl got something on Valentine’s Day. “That broke his heart on Valentine’s Day” adding that her son is a “sensitive soul” and wanted every girl to feel happy on the romantic holiday.
To the end, Godfrey worked at three different jobs over the course of 18 months — washing dishes at a Mexican restaurant, working as a McDonald’s cook and bagging groceries — to ensure he’d be able to afford the cost of nearly 900 flowers. He saved up a total of $450 and purchased the blooms through an online wholesaler.