GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Gwinnett County teen went above and beyond to make her fellow graduating seniors feel special as they begin the next chapter of their lives.
Every year, twelfth graders at Brookwood High School in Snellville receive a "senior letter" envelope at graduation rehearsal. Inside the envelope is heartfelt letters from their family and friends.
In the past, not every student received a letter, so Megan Hawes was determined to change that for the class of 2017.
Megan wrote hundreds of letters for all of her classmates, which they will open at rehearsal Wednesday night. She told FOX 5 she decided to work on the project last November after learning about one of her sister's friends who didn't have a letter to open back in 2014.
"When he opened his envelope, he didn't have anything," Megan said. "It's important to me that people who may not have families or friends, it's important that they still know someone is there for them."
Megan also said she was inspired by her grandmother, who writes cards for people who are sick or hospitalized.
"It's a lot of hand cramps," she joked. "She helped me out."
Senior Briana Davis, who's in Megan's AP Spanish class, described the gesture as incredibly sweet.
"I was surprised because there's over 700 people in our class," Briana told FOX 5. "That's a lot of time."
Several other seniors praised Megan’s act of kindness, telling FOX 5 it was both heartwarming and thoughtful.