LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Valentine's Day can be a day of love and joy but for some it can be a very lonely time as well. That's why members of the 5A State Football Champion Laurel Tornadoes and coaching staff visited the Arco Lane Senior Center to let the residents there know that they are loved. Members of the football team went door to door, passing out flowers and candy to those living there. One of those football players, James Pruitt, a sophomore at Laurel High School, said that it was very touching to see the reaction of those he gave flowers to.
"I seen joy in their face, they were happy they telling us Thank You," Pruitt said, "They were telling us, We love ya'll..you're the champions..congratulations, so it made me feel real good when I seen that."
The event was put on by the Council on Aging during their "Senior Volunteer Valentine Come and Go Tea" program. Margaret Jones, Volunteer Coordinator for the group says that it was just a way to let them know they are still loved.
"Valentines, in my opinion, is all about love." said Jones, "When you have the generations showing love towards the other generation, to me, that's the ideal Valentines."
The Tornadoes enjoyed punch and cake with the residents before the event concluded.