Anyone remember what Valentine’s Day was like at school? It would either be waking up to another cheesy card off your mam or a dig in the arm from your crush.
But how the tables have turned, because this huge-hearted schoolboy has bought all 68 of the girls in his year a rose to make sure none of them feel left out on the most romantic day of the year.
For the past few years, Callum Drew – who attends Lacey Gardens School in Louth, Lincolnshire – has worked at his grandma’s flower shop to earn money to pay for flowers so that all 68 girls in his school year have something to open on 14 February. What a little LAD he is.
His grandma sadly died this year – but keen to keep his tradition going, the schoolboy has been washing cars instead to get pocket money. I’m not crying, you’re crying.
Little Callum Drew wants to make sure none of the girls in his class feel left out. Credit: Lincolnshire Live/BPM MEDIA
And while kids his age would usually spend their money on sweets or toys, the eight-year-old is using his to buy every girl a silk rose, which last forever, as he doesn’t want any girl to feel bad about herself.
He explained: “I just wanted to get some flowers for the girls in year four as I don’t want them to feel let down on Valentine’s Day. I will go around every class and give them their present.
“I have done it before for the last four years. The girls jump on me and scream because they are happy.”
Hmmm, has Callum just got everything figured out?
Callum with his roses to take to school. Credit: Lincolnshire Live/BPM MEDIA
Callum’s biggest gift is being reserved for his girlfriend, who he says is surprisingly okay with him treating all the other girls despite it being their first Valentine’s Day together.
This is what we like to see, a relationship without jealous tendencies.
Callum added: “I have got a girlfriend. I haven’t told her yet but she does know about it because I do it every year. She is happy about it.”
Callum’s mum, Stacey, says she is incredibly proud of her son for his consideration for other people’s feelings and so she bloody well should be.
She said: “He’s been doing it for four years, he started out with just his class but now he gives roses to every girl in his year – he says that no girl should be left out. He’s also saved up and got a present for his girlfriend.
Callum has been washing cars this year to earn his money. Credit: Lincolnshire Live/BPM MEDIA
“This year is a bit different. He normally helped his grandmother in the flower shop to earn the money but she died last year – this year he has decided to wash cars.
“He has washed about ten cars and has a couple more booked in. He was outside from 9.30am until 4.30pm and even then I had to drag him in as it was getting dark. I’m really proud of him.
“He hates the attention from the girls. Last year when he gave them the roses they all started screaming and piled on him.”
What an absolute LAD – take note, guys.
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