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??

Apparently, this is not the first time this amazing teenager has handed out flowers. Godfrey's mom explains that her son first got the idea in middle school, when he noticed that some girls didn't receive anything on the romantic holiday.

"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."

Godfrey ordered the carnations from a wholesaler online about 3 weeks before Valentine's Day. When they arrived at his home, he and about 20 of his friends cut the stems. On the big day, Godfrey loaded the carnations into the family van and took them to school.

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."

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