On Tuesday the students at Troy High School in Troy, Ohio received a surprise when they arrived to school in the morning.
One of their fellow classmates decided that no one was going to be without a Valentine this year so they decided to make origami hearts for each kid in their school.
We say she because this generous student wants to remain anonymous.
They student might be anonymous, but her gesture is getting national attention.
Each Valentine heart had “You are loved” written in the front of them in black marker. The students weren’t the only ones who received these special hearts because she also made the staff members some, stuffing them into their mailboxes with personal notes on them.
“To have someone so dedicated to every single person in this building- that’s just an amazing quality for anybody to have, especially a high school student,” Katherine Weaver, principal at Troy High School, told CBS News.
The principal said that she saw this special student along with some recruited helpers taping the hearts to the lockers one by one. That was 1,300 hearts.
“I can’t imagine the hours she spent during it,” Weaver said. “I know she had a calendar to mark out how many she needed to make each day.”
Principal Weaver said that the student told her that she came up with the plan back five months ago, in September and she has been working on them since then too.
She also kept it a secret… it was something she kept to herself.
“She hadn’t told anybody,” Weaver explained. “She did this on her own; her own parents didn’t even know.”
The Troy High School did post the gesture to their Facebookon Tuesday and they have received over 3k likes and almost 1k shares.
Here is a follow up to an earlier post today sharing a random act of kindness by students at THS.
This actually turned out to be 1 student who wishes to remain anonymous. These are individually hand written origami hearts that this person started working on back in September. This person has been secretly storing them in their closet at home to surprise everyone today.
Principal Weaver said that she never experienced anything like this before… in her three years as a principal.
“There were things people would do from time to time, but nothing as big of a surprise,” Weaver said. “I’ve never seen a gesture be so overwhelmingly positive. It really set the tone for Valentine’s Day.”