"I don't want anybody to feel less important than anyone else."
When everyone around you seems like they have something to look forward to on Valentine's Day, it can get lonely. Being single on this day is the absolute worst when people everywhere seem to be drunk in love, no pun intended.
It's even worse for teens who have to brave through it in school. It can be heartbreaking when a peer gets messages and you don't.
Now, a Texas student didn't want any of the girls at his high school to feel down on Valentine's Day, so he bought every one of them a flower, according to CNN. This way they would all have a smile on their faces and feel included. What better way to spread love than this?
Fighting Stigma — 'What a precious heart he has': Texas teen gives every girl in school a flower on Valentine's Day: But, one Texas teen is taking away the stigma that may surround V-Day for some tween and teen girls. Jayme Wooley's mom is beaming with… https://t.co/f3xLDQPNFH— STIGMABASE | EDU (@stigmabase) February 15, 2020
Jayme Wooley, a sophomore at Axtell High School near Waco, Texas, said he got the idea after seeing some girls not receive any Valentines the year before. "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 said. "It felt heartbreaking knowing that not every girl was feeling special."
So, Wooley and his mom bought 170 flowers and he took them to school, and them out to every girl from sixth to 12th grade that made it. As expected, it made a difference to the people who were at the receiving end of it.
Kennedi Sherrill, a fellow sophomore at the school, was one of the girls that received a flower from the 15-year-old. "He handed me a flower and I thought it was really special because not everyone gets a flower on Valentine's Day," Sherrill said.
🌹 SMOOTH, KID: Teen buys 170 flowers to give to every girl at his school for Valentine's Day 😍 “It felt heartbreaking knowing that not every girl was feeling special,” said sophomore Jayme Wooley. https://t.co/u42ZvUIXio— My Carolina CBS17 (@MyCarolinaCBS17) February 17, 2020
Amy Gordon, Wooley's mom, said it didn't surprise her when her son approached her about his idea. "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."
Initially, Gordon shared a picture of her son with the flowers, and though it seems to have been deleted since it went viral and a lot of people messaged the mother, praising her son for his kind and generous heart.
"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, adding that her son's act of kindness encouraged other boys to do the same, too.
Now, Wooley hopes to do this again and again and make it a tradition for every Valentine's Day. "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."
People like Wooley really make all the difference in the world, don't they?
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