An Incredible High School Senior Hands Out Valentine's Day Flower To Every Girl in His School
Hayden Godfrey, a 17-year-old student at Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah, just showed us what Valentine's Day is really all about.
"So I did a thing today," he wrote on Facebook Thursday . "Today I passed out 900 carnations, one to every girl at SVHS and it was totally worth it. I don't think anything can compare to seeing every girl in your life holding a flower as they walk through the halls."
Can we just all say 'awe' together now, please??
"That broke his heart on Valentine's Day," she told ABC News, calling her son a "sensitive soul." She added: "He wanted every girl to feel joy."
In his freshman year of high school, Godfrey anonymously sent flowers to about 30 girls. "I thought as many people as possible should be happy on Valentine's Day," he says.
To earn the $450 needed to buy the 900 flowers this Valentine's Day, Godfrey says he began working as a cook at a nearby McDonald's and a dishwasher at a Mexican restaurant, and for the last 10 months, he's been bagging groceries at a local store. And he does not regret one day of work:
"I think it's something I'll remember for the rest of my life," he says. "I got a lot of thank yous that day. It was really cool."
The high school's principal gave Godfrey and his volunteers permission to pass out a Valentine's Day flower to each of the 834 girls during the last class of the day on Thursday.
He hasn't yet decided what he'll do with the extra flowers, but said he's sure he'll "find something."
Godfrey's girlfriend of six months and fellow classmate, 18-year-old Lilyan Sharp, told ABC News her boyfriend did a "very special" thing.
"I, myself, spent a lot of Valentine's Days not receiving anything," she said. "I know how it feels." She added, every girl walked out of school with a "giant smile on their face."