OLATHE, Kan. — Three Kansas middle school students went above and beyond to make sure every girl at their school felt special on Valentine’s Day.
According to KMBC, eighth-grader Tristan Valentine, seventh-grader Kyan Rice, and sixth-grader Lincoln Holmes used their own money to purchase flowers for all 270 girls and 70 female staff members at their middle school.
The boys arrived early at school on Thursday with buckets of carnations.
They stood by the school’s entrance, passed out flowers to every female in the building and wished them all a “Happy Valentine’s Day.”
“We wanted every girl to feel important and special on Valentine’s Day,” Valentine told KMBC. “We worked hard to make sure it was going to be a surprise to everybody. I only told a few friends, and the girls seemed surprised and happy.”
Other students told Valentine, Rice and Lincoln that they wished they would have thought of the idea. He even tried to buy a flower from them.
Summit Trail Principal Sarah Guerrero told KOAT, “The ladies were so excited. It gives them something to look up to and feel good about themselves. It’s also what makes Summit Trail special.”