Every girl in the Wylie sophomore class received a flower on Valentine’s Day thanks to one sophomore boy who did not want anyone to be left out.
Each year, the Purple Dog Company sells carnations that students can buy for their Valentines. The boy, who asked that he not be identified, decided that this year he was going to buy one for every girl in his class. That’s 176 girls.
“Last year, some didn’t get one, and the look on their faces showed it hurt a little,” he said. “No one should be left out.”
The student said he made his decision to buy the flowers back in the summer.
“I went to Beltway Student Ministries Camp,” he said. “I just felt God’s heart toward people. I felt like he wanted me to do something to help out the community and school. I prayed about it and felt like it would be a good idea to give a flower to every sophomore girl.”
He saved his money from working during the summer and saved enough to pay for the flowers. Although the flowers were $2 each, he was able to get a volume discount that brought them down to about $1.20 each.
The student said he wanted to remain anonymous because he didn’t want a lot of attention.
“I do not want people to think that I am doing this for fame or people coming up and asking me all these questions about it,” he said. “I think it’s more to show that people need to be treated as equals.”
Although he doesn’t want anyone to know who did it, he does hope people notice.
“I’m hoping that people see that every sophomore girl got one, and I hope it will start a chain reaction of kindness,” he said. “I truly hope so. I want to keep kindness rolling in our school.”