OLATHE, Kan. (FOX 13) - Three boys at a Kansas middle school bought flowers to give to every girl in the school for Valentine's Day.
Sixth-grader Lincoln Holmes, seventh-grader Kyan Rice and eighth-grader Tristan Valentine saved up their money to buy hundreds of carnations for every girl and female staff member at Summit Trail Middle School, USA Today reports.
The boys arrived at their school early Thursday morning with buckets of flowers, and stood at the entrance to hand out the carnations as students and staff walked through the doors.
“We wanted every girl to feel important and special on Valentine’s Day,” Tristan 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.”
In all, the boys gave away flowers to 270 girls and 70 female staff members.
Dr. Sarah Guerrero, the school's principal, posted photos of the students' sweet act on Twitter, and expressed support for their kind gesture.
"I’m proud of the boys but it’s parents like ours that instill these values in them," she wrote. "They deserve all this recognition and more!"
I’m proud of the boys but it’s parents like ours that instill these values in them. They deserve all this recognition and more! And the best part of all is that when they were asked about ST, they beamed with pride! Big smiles and said ST was a special place!! 🖤🖤🖤— DrGuerrero Summit Trail MS (@ST_MS10) February 15, 2019
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