Here’s a story guaranteed to melt the coldest of jaded hearts.
A teenager from Utah, in the USA has spent the last 18 months working three jobs just so he could afford to give a flower to every single girl at his school on Valentine’s Day.
Hayden Godfrey, a 17 year old at Sky View High School, says he got the idea from seeing how upsetting Valentine’s Day was for girls who didn’t receive anything, especially when some other were flooded with gifts. So he personally made sure that all 834 girls he went to school with had a reason to smile on February 14th.
In order to make his heart warming idea a reality, Hayden worked three separate jobs; washing dishes at a Mexican restaurant, working as a cook at McDonald’s and packing groceries at the local supermarket. It took him almost a year and a half to save up $450, enough to purchase 900 single flowers.
Once he tallied up his savings, Hayden put his plan into action and submitted his order via an online florist three weeks before the big day.
With the help of 20 of his friends, Hayden spent the few days leading up to Valentine’s Day cutting back and preparing each stem so that it was just right for it’s recipient.
Assistant Principal, Curt Hanks, was also in on the plan.
He assisted Hayden with enrolment numbers to make sure that no one was left out of the surprise and allowed class disruptions in order for the floral deliveries. “I think he is an amazing kid,” Hanks said to ABC News. “I’m speechless at his actions.”