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What a gesture: Utah teen buys flowers for nearly 900 girls at his high school

(Facebook/Hayden Godfrey)

PHOENIX — In honor of Valentine’s Day, one Utah teenager decided to show love to not just one, but every girl at his high school by buying flowers for them, according to Mashable.

Hayden Godfrey, a senior at Sky View High School, spent nearly $500 in order to buy 900 carnations and pass them out to each girl at his school.

(Facebook/Hayden Godfrey)

(Facebook/Hayden Godfrey)

The 17-year-old announced the move in a Facebook post on Feb. 11. Since then, it has garnered likes and shares from more than 25,000 people.

(Facebook/Hayden Godfrey)

(Facebook/Hayden Godfrey)

“Today I passed out 900 carnations, one to every girl at (Sky View High School) and it was totally worth it,” the post read. “I don’t think anything can compare to seeing every girl in your life holding a flower as they walk through the halls.”

Godfrey said in an interview with Mashable that he believes no girl should feel left out on the special day of love and would rather Valentine’s Day be focused on loving those around you, not just your significant other.

The teen, who had always pulled off random gestures on Valentine’s Day, told school administrators about the plan a year and a half ago. He worked as a cook and dishwasher at various fast food restaurants to save up enough money.

Unfortunately for at least 899 of those ladies, Godfrey is taken. His girlfriend of six months Lilyan Sharp said in an interview with Mashable that he is very sweet and that she approved of the gesture.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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