Fourteen-year-old Keegan Wolfe knew there were a lot of nice and pretty girls at his school--and he wanted all of them to feel loved this Valentine's day. So what did the Madison Junior High student body president do? He reached into his own pocket and bought every girl at his school--all 650 of them--their own Valentine's balloon.
East Idaho News reports that he purchased the balloons for a dollar apiece using money he'd saved from a summer job. Using a borrowed trailer, he brought them to school the Friday before Valentine's weekend and passed them out.
His aunt, Mandy Harker, reported the story on her Facebook page:
"My nephew Keegan Wolfe, who's the Student Body President at Madison Junior High School in Rexburg Idaho, didn't want a single girl to get left out on Valentine's Day, so he brought a balloon for them all. I'm so proud of him for being so kind and standing up for what's right."
She went on to say, "I remember getting so stressed about 'not getting anything' on Valentines Day that I asked my Mom to send me something. It's a stressful thing for girls (and boys) at this age, and it opens up a really good dialogue. I'm proud of my nephew. Identifying this issue and coming up with a way to work it out is a great idea, and thoughtful and mature in ways I certainly wasn't when I was 14."
Harker also reminds, "I think sometimes all we hear are stories of teenagers doing bad things. I just think it's important to remember that teenagers do awesome things too!"
What a wonderful and thoughtful way to #sharegoodness, Keegan!