High school student buys 900 flowers for Valentine's Day

A high school senior made a huge gesture for his classmates for Valentine's Day.

Hayden Godfrey has given out flowers to female students at Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah, for years.

This year, he wanted every girl to have a flower.

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To do that, Godfrey worked three jobs and saved up for nearly a year to afford 900 carnations to give to 834 girls at his school, according to ABC News.

Working as a dishwasher at a Mexican resturant, a cook at McDonald's and a bagger at a grocery store allowed Godfrey to save up $450 to buy the flowers.

Godfrey's friends helped him stem the flowers to prep them three weeks before they were handed out Thursday.

KUTV reported that the 17-year-old student worked with school administrators to coordinate distribution of the flowers.

Godfrey was more than happy to take the time out to compete the gesture.

"I think it's something I'll remember for the rest of my life," he said. "I got a lot of 'thank yous' that day. It was really cool."

Lilyan Sharp, Godfrey's girlfriend of six months, supported her boyfriend as well and said what he did was "very special."

"I, myself, spent a lot of Valentine's Days not receiving anything," Sharp, 18, said. "I know how it feels."

Sharing photos of the flowers on Facebook, Godfrey said, "I don't think anything can compare to seeing every girl in your life holding a flower as they walk through the halls."

Godfrey says he'll think of something to do with the dozens of flowers he has left, but he hasn't decided yet.

So I did a thing today.Today I passed out 900 carnations, one to every girl at SVHS and it was totally worth it. I don...

Posted by Hayden Godfrey on Thursday, February 11, 2016