Our frontline workers around the world have been working overtime this year – and that is a serious understatement. The doctors, nurses, caregivers, and hospital staff have all been working tirelessly to fight the pandemic that took over the year 2020.
To thank these incredible people for all of their selfless work – a local florist came up with a brilliant idea.
Marcenec Flowers in France is owned by Murielle Marcenec. When cities and countries across the globe began to shut down, Murielle’s shop had to oblige. Sadly, she was left with a shop full of fresh flowers and bouquets that hadn’t been sold.
Instead of leaving the flowers to be picked up by the trash, she came up with an idea that has warmed all of our hearts. She decided she was going to visit the parking lot at a nearby hospital.
The 38-year-old florist came up with the incredible idea to gift all of the flowers to hospital caregivers.
Murielle and her shop staff gathered up all of the flowers and headed to the normally dreary and mundane gray concrete parking lot. With nearly 2,000 bouquets in hand, she placed one on each car that was parked inside.
Soon, the parking lot was no longer cold and dull. Instead, it was colorful, vibrant, and full of compassion and gratitude. Murielle and her team had certainly put all of those fresh flowers to wonderful use.
As car owners returned to their vehicles after exhaustingly long shifts, their tired faces immediately turned into smiles – which was exactly Murielle’s goal.
“I had to make a decision, and I didn’t want to waste the flowers. Instead of crying, I told myself that we had to make people smile, especially at times like these,” she said when she spoke to Metro UK.
So many people are full of a wide range of emotions right now. It’s inspiring and lovely to see that the florist was able to transform her emotions from ones of pain and sadness to those of positivity and kindness.
“The emotion of the people warmed my heart. Positivity generates positivity. I preferred to focus on a few positive things rather than crying,” Murielle continued. “I had already bought the merchandise for my orders for the week. I didn’t want to waste or throw them away, and I had already distributed bouquets to the hospital during the first lockdown so wanted to do it again.”
Her actions surely did not go unnoticed. Not only were the hospital workers incredibly touched by the gesture, Murielle’s story ended up catching the attention of news outlets across the world.
“The people thank me for my support and my approach because at the moment it’s complicated. They need it, we have to support each other at times like these and not get angry.”
Seeing how happy all of the flowers made everyone, Murielle decided that she knew exactly where the leftover flowers were going to go – a local hospice center. How incredibly thoughtful!
Murielle’s Facebook page is now flooded with comments from people showering her with gratitude. It’s easy to see why people have been so moved by her gesture. With so much going on in the world right now, it’s stories like these that make us feel hopeful again – they make us feel like we’re all here for each other.
We thank Murielle for her selfless and kind act. Remember to spread some kindness today!
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