Local florist spreads kindness

URBANDALE- Plaza Florist & Gifts located in Urbandale, will join florists all over the nation to hand out 200+ bouquets of flowers to strangers on the streets of Des Moines for the 'Petal It Forward' event on Wednesday, October 11.

The idea is to give two bouquets to each person, encouraging them to keep one bouquet and share the other one. We created this quick video highlighting us giving away flowers and it has over 19,000 views on Facebook:

This random-acts-of-kindness effort is in response to the release of data by SAF showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers. University research reveals that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods.

Local 5's Alex Wilson visited the Plaza Florist & Gifts today to find out how important it is to 'petal it forward' here in Iowa. 

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