TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – A Facebook group is giving the community a chance to show ArkLaTex seniors how much they are appreciated.

Adopt a Senior 2020- Arklatex is a place where parents can shine the spotlight on their seniors by posting pictures along with a short description of their accomplishments. The community then comes and adopts a senior, providing gifts and love.

Creators Stacy Cromer and Christine Black say they saw the need for the community to have something uplifting after her son’s girlfriend invited her to join a group in which her own senior was adopted.

“It’s just a little something to tell the seniors that we are thinking about them. We haven’t forgotten about you, we love you all and we’re here to support you during this difficult time,” said Cromer.

Seniors around the ArkLaTex say have been left without all of the important milestones and celebrations their final year in high school should bring, but the adoptions are a reminder that they are not forgotten.

Redwater High School Senior Kylee McGaha says she upset whenever after finding out they weren’t going to go back to school because she just wanted to walk down the hallways with her friends one last time.

“It means a lot for me to be adopted through this group on Facebook because it shows that other people are there to support us through these hard times and we are not going through this alone, class of 2020 we got this,” said Hooks High School Senior Logan Richardson.

More than 500 seniors have been adopted, according to group’s administrators.

“It’s really important that the seniors know that they are cared about and they are thought about and they are not forgotten,” said Cromer.

The creators also host contest giving opportunities for seniors to win small gift cards to businesses around town.

If you would like to sponsor a contest or adopt a senior click here.