LEAWOOD, Kan. — Father Rick Storey is the pastor at Cure of Ars Catholic church and school, and recently his students asked if they could honor Father Tony Lickteig on his 95th birthday.

Several of the children contacted FOX4’s Pay It Forward and put their plan into action.

During an all-school mass, FOX4’s crew surprised the priest who was beyond shocked.

The school children gave father a standing ovation and sang “Happy Birthday” to him.