Utah teen Tryston Brown didn’t want the girls at his school feel unconfident on Valentine's Day.
So, he handed out chocolate to all 537 girls at Rocky Mountain Junior High School in West Haven, hoping that the sugary treats would make the young girls at his school feel loved on the special holiday, ABC News reported.
Initially, he wanted to boost his female friend’s self-esteem. But the thought grew from there, according to ABC.
"It became more and more about him not wanting to leave anyone out," his mother, Anissa Brown, told ABC News.
Anissa Brown said she and her son had numerous conversations about how difficult high school can be for young girls, which inspired him to follow through.
Tryston went to his school’s principal and asked how many girls were enrolled at the school. He went home and asked his mother if they could order 537 chocolates, according to ABC News.
His mother reached out to Hershey’s factory in Ogden, which agreed to send the chocolate in bulk to the Brown family.
And then came Valentine’s Day.
"It means the world to me to know I'm doing the right thing," Tryston told ABC News.5 comments on this story
Read more about Brown’s decision and his plans for next year on Yahoo! News.
This isn’t the first time a Utah teen went the extra mile for Valentine’s Day. Last February, Smithfield teen Hayden Godfrey, who went to Sky View High School, distributed about 900 carnations to his classmates.
He wanted to make sure everyone’s Valentine’s Day was one to remember, the Deseret News reported.
“It's more about kindness for me, not lovey-dovey romantic stuff. It's just more trying to better society," Hayden said at the time.