High schooler gives rose to every girl for Valentine’s Day
HOLMEN, Wis. — On Valentine’s Day, it’s easy for those without a special someone to feel left out. But one local high school boy is making sure every girl feels the love today.
Holmen High School senior Zack Peterson decided to make Valentine’s Day extra special this year, but Zack’s gesture was a lot bigger than your average bouquet of flowers.
“A lot of people don’t get flowers,” Peterson said. “So they get mad they don’t get flowers, or sad they don’t get flowers.”
But Peterson has what he calls an easy way to fix that for everyone.
“I am handing out roses to every girl the school,” he said.
So weeks of planning, hours of prep work, and $450 later, Peterson rolled in Valentines Day morning with a cart full of hundreds of roses shipped from Ecuador.
“It’ll be well worth it,” he said.
“He’s got the biggest heart,” his mom, Rachel Peterson, said. “He doesn’t do things for a reaction, he does them because he’s truly, truly kind.”
Freshman through senior classes came in one by one.
“We got in here and were like, ‘What’s going on?'” senior Maddy Piotrowski said. “Then we saw the flowers and everybody freaked out. The amount of girl noises was insane.”
Piotrowski said the single rose made her Valentine’s Day a lot better.
“I just can’t believe it,” she said. “This is the first time I’ve ever gotten flower from anyone.”
“I know a lot of them left the room crying which was really nice to know, that they actually care he went through all this work,” Peterson’s sister, sophomore Abigail Peterson, said.
Abigail Peterson was just as surprised as anyone.
“I don’t have a boyfriend, so I wouldn’t be getting anything else, which I know a lot of other girls are, so this was really nice because they probably won’t get anything else, so it’s really nice to get it at all,” she said.
And the flowers weren’t just for the students…
“Plus the lunch ladies, office ladies, guidance counselors, and my mom — she got a bouquet this morning,” Peterson said.
It was a simple reminder this Valentine’s Day that love has no limits.
“It was awesome. It was really awesome,” Zack Peterson said.
“I’m so proud of him, and someday some girl is going to be pretty darn lucky,” Rachel Peterson said.
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