Lutey's Flower Shop hands out free bouquets to 'Petal it Forward'

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MARQUETTE COUNTY -- Many couldn't help but smile today as Lutey's Flower Shop hit the streets of Marquette to give away hundreds of bouquets of flowers.

Sarah Ruuska, owner of Lutey's Flower Shop, shared, "It's amazing. I mean you see people on a day like today, where people are not expecting to get flowers - they are totally astounded when you go up to them and say 'Do you want some free flowers?'"

These random acts of kindness are part of a nation wide effort to 'Petal it Forward', an initiative created by the Society of American Florists.

"We're going out in the community, we're handing out 300 bouquets to 150 people. And we're hoping that those 150 people will pass the love on by gifting a bouquet to somebody else," Ruuska.

Each person chosen was given 2 bouquets of flowers. And by the rules of petal-ing, you keep one, and give the other to a stranger, a friend, or even a co-worker.

If this left you rosy, Lutey's asks that you share your happiness on social media using the hashtag #petalitforward. 


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