High school senior buys 900 flowers for every girl at his school

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Salt Lake City, UT (KUTV) — A Sky View High School senior did his part to make sure every girl at the school received a Valentine this year.

During fifth period Thursday, 17-year-old Hayden Godfrey and about 20 volunteers went around to each classroom in the Smithfield school to hand a carnation to every female student.

The plan has been in the works for years. Godfrey told 2News it all started when he was a freshman.

He would anonymously deliver 20-30 flowers to girls in the school because “I thought as many people as possible should be happy on Valentine’s Day,” he said.

Godfrey is in Sky View’s drama club presidency but the act of kindness had nothing to do with that. He just put the whole thing together because he wanted to, he said.

He bought 900 carnations from an online website out of his own pocket, and worked with school administration to make the school-wide delivery happen.

“I don’t think anything can compare to seeing every girl in your life holding a flower as they walk through the halls,” Godfrey wrote in a Facebook post about what he did.

As for his own Valentine’s Day? Godfrey does have a girlfriend of six months. After graduation he plans to stay in Utah and work for a few years, then go to college.