The Short of It
A teen buys a Valentine's Day flower for every girl in his Utah high school.
Hayden Godfrey has the Don Juan act down pat. The 17-year-old spent $450 to buy 900 flowers, so every girl at Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah, could get a carnation. He delivered 834 flowers to 50 different classrooms on Thursday.
The teen says girls who don't get flowers on Valentine's Day might feel sad, and that's why he's been passing them out randomly on Feb. 14 since his freshman year.
This year's act of generosity was on the largest scale yet. Godfrey worked as a cook and dishwasher at different fast food restaurants to save up the money he would need to spoil every single girl at the school. He must have put in a lot of hours, because school administrators say they were aware of his plan to pass out the flowers as far in advance as a year and a half ago!
Godfrey shared the completion of his mission on Facebook and said, "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."
In a day and age when we hear so many stories of teens bullying one another, I love that Godfrey is doing something to show kindness to his peers. Here's hoping this sweet young man's gesture will inspire more acts of kindness in schools around the country.