Utah High Schooler Hands Out 900 Carnations to the Girls at His School for Valentine's Day: 'It Was Totally Worth It'

Hayden Godfrey, Utah High Schooler, Gives 900 Carnations to Girls at School
Linda Burgess

02/13/2016 AT 04:00 PM EST

The bar has officially been raised for young romantics everywhere.

Hayden Godfrey, a 17-year-old student at Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah, passed out carnations to every girl at school – all 834 of them! – on Thursday.

"So I did a thing today," he wrote on Facebook. "Today I passed out 900 carnations, one to every girl at SVHS and it was totally worth it. I don't think anything can compare to seeing every girl in your life holding a flower as they walk through the halls."

So I did a thing today.Today I passed out 900 carnations, one to every girl at SVHS and it was totally worth it. I don...

Posted by Hayden Godfrey on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Godfrey started the project his freshman year, when he anonymously sent flowers to about 30 girls, according to Salt Lake City's KUTV News.

"I thought as many people as possible should be happy on Valentine's Day," he told the news station.

The high school senior told ABC News he worked at McDonald's, a nearby Mexican restaurant and a local grocery store for the last year and a half to save the $450 needed to buy 900 carnations from an online wholesaler.

"I think it's something I'll remember for the rest of my life," he said. "I got a lot of thank yous that day. It was really cool."

Godfrey's girlfriend, 18-year-old classmate Lilyan Sharp, told ABC News she's definitely not jealous of the 834 recipients of her boyfriend's "very special" gesture.

"I, myself, spent a lot of Valentine's Days not receiving anything," she said. "I know how it feels."
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