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True sweethearts: three boys make sure every girl gets a flower for Valentine's Day

Posted at 3:12 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 23:09:59-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three boys at an Olathe middle school did something very special for every girl at their school. They made sure every one of them had a flower for Valentine's Day.

"I thought it was a great opportunity to give back because being able to make every girl in school at Summit Trail happy on Valentine's Day means a whole lot to everybody," said seventh grader Kyan Rice. "

Rice, teamed with eighth grader Tristan Valentine and sixth grader Lincoln Holmes.

"When I was handing out the flowers, it felt really good to give them a flower and then see the reactions on their face," said Valentine.

In a Facebook message to 41 Action News, one mother said, "In a time where kids are mean and don't take time to show a caring heart or hand, these three boys arranged to have a flower for every young lady in the school. What a sweet gesture to make sure every girl felt important."

The principal of Summit Trail Middle School says she could immediately see the impact of the boys' actions.

"I had a young lady come up to me and said, 'I didn't used to like to go to school on Valentine's Day. I loved it today.' And so that was special and it was all because of these three young men," said Sarah Guerrero.

Guerrero said the boys came to her a few weeks ago with the plan. She added she was impressed and wanted to do everything she could to help.

"It doesn't matter if you're male or female. The fact that you're able to think of these things and give back is truly values that parents have taught them and that's really important," Guerrero said.