Teen buys 170 roses so that every girl at his high school got a Valentine
A Texas teenager bought 170 roses for the girls in his high school so that none of them would feel left out this Valentine's Day.
Now, as any singleton will attest, the holiday can be a difficult time, even more so when you're in high school, and the absence of any admirers can seem all the more apparent, which is why Jayme Wooley, a sophomore at Axtell High School near Waco, Texas, decided to take action after he saw how sad some of his female classmates were last Valentine's Day.Check out these brilliant anti-Valentine's gifts for your single friends:
"Over the past couple of years that I've been at Axtell, not all of the girls were able to get flowers and stuff. Sometimes, it'd just be a secret admirer or popular girls," Wooley told CNN. "It felt heartbreaking knowing that not every girl was feeling special."
With that in mind and a little help from his mom, Wooley went on to buy 170 flowers so that every girl from sixth to 12th grade at his school got a Valentine.
Kennedi Sherrill, who is also a sophomore at Wooley's school, said of the gift: "He handed me a flower and I thought it was really special because not everyone gets a flower on Valentine's Day."
But Amy Gordon, Wooley's mom, said that she'd expect nothing less than such a thoughtful idea from her son.
"He's always been that type of kid," Gordon said. "It made me very happy that he was thinking about others and how he's thinking about everybody and not just one girl."
Pictured below are the 170 roses on the family's living room floor:
"We've gotten several messages from older women around their 30s and 40s saying thank you and that Jayme's their hero because they were that girl that never received a flower," Gordon said of the response to Wooley's gesture.
"I'll probably never forget that moment of just seeing their faces brighten up," Wooley said. "I don't want anybody to feel less important than anyone else."
Now, I know what you're thinking, is Wooley single? Surely, not right? Well, it turns out that this straight-up gentleman totally is, so please, young ladies, form an orderly queue.