Teen hands out 600 roses for Valentine's Day

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Added On February 15, 2017

Just call him "Romeo."
 
A teenager in Wisconsin wanted to make sure every girl at his high school felt special on Valentine's Day.
 
And wait until you hear what he did.
 
A day all about sharing the love can make people feel surprisingly alone.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ZACK PETERSON, Holmen High School Senior
"A lot of people don't get flowers."
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ZACK PETERSON, Holmen High School Senior
"So they get mad they don't get flowers, or sad they don't get flowers."
 
But Holmen High School Senior Zack Peterson has what he calls an easy way to fix that for everyone.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ZACK PETERSON, Holmen High School Senior
"I am handing out roses to every girl the school."
 
So weeks of planning, hours of prep work, and $450 dollars later ...
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ZACK PETERSON, Holmen High School Senior
"It'll be well worth it."
 
Zack rolled in Valentine's Day morning with a cart full of hundreds of roses.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ZACK PETERSON, Holmen High School Senior
"They came in direct from Ecuador with two day shipping."
 
SOUNDBITE(English): RACHEL PETERSON, Zack's Mom
"He's got the biggest heart. 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.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): MADDY PIOTROWSKI, Holmen High School Senior
"We got in here and were like what's going on?"
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ZACK PETERSON, Holmen High School Senior
"So I decided I should get flowers for every single one of you."
 
SOUNDBITE(English): MADDY PIOTROWSKI, Holmen High School Senior
"Then we saw the flowers and everybody freaked out. The amount of girl noises was insane."
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ZACK PETERSON, Holmen High School Senior
"Everybody gets a flower."
 
Senior Maddy Piotrowski says the single rose turned her whole valentines day around.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): MADDY PIOTROWSKI, Holmen High School Senior
"I just can't believe it, like this is the first time I've ever gotten flower from anyone."
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ABIGAIL PETERSON, Zack's Sister
"I know a lot of them left the room crying which was really nice to know because that they actually care he went through all this work."
 
Zack's sister Abigail, a sophomore, was just as surprised as anyone.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ABIGAIL PETERSON, Zack's Sister
"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."
 
And the flowers weren't just for the students.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ABIGAIL PETERSON, Zack's Sister
"Plus the lunch ladies, office ladies, guidance counselors, and my mom she got a bouquet this morning."
 
It was a simple reminder this Valentine's Day.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): ZACK PETERSON, Holmen High School Senior
"It was awesome it was really awesome."
 
That love has no limits.
 
SOUNDBITE(English): RACHEL PETERSON, Zack's Mom
"I'm so proud of him, and someday some girl is going to be pretty darn lucky."