COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Students in Colorado Springs were doing their part to spread the love Friday with handmade valentines for a community that may not always feel it, the homeless.
At just 6 to 7 years old, second and third graders at Antelope Trails Elementary School are working to make the world a better place.
"My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is that when I give out the notes to people, they get really excited," said Reece, a second-grader.
But this year it's different, students have volunteered to write special notes for complete strangers.
"They're some people that they don't get Valentine's cards a lot," she said. "We're giving a lot of these cards to the homeless."
Reece hopes her art, puts a smile on the faces of those people who don't have much of anything.
"They might be feeling really sad and they see a note with a nice sign on them they might feel happy," she said.
So if there's one thing she and her classmates can do is be the light in a dark time. All with the help of their teacher Mr. Kennedy.
"It's fun to see how the students own personalities come out as they're writing the messages," he said.
Nearly 600 best wishes and loves and hugs will be sent to the springs rescue mission as men and women visit Friday afternoon for dinner.