Engwalls Florists and Greenhouses will hit the streets Wednesday to hand out $7,500 in flowers in order to brighten the week. “Petal it Forward” is in response to the release of data by the Society of American Florists which shows the positive emotional benefit of giving and receiving flowers.

Engwalls will be giving away flowers at the main entrances of St. Luke’s hospital at 10:30 a.m., and Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center at 11 a.m.

“We see the positive impact day in and day out when we make our flower deliveries,” said Rod Saline of Engwalls. “People love to get flowers ‘just because’ so we wanted to create random smiles, and give people a chance to do the same for someone else.”

Saline and the Petal It Forward Team will give away two bouquets to each person. After receiving their flowers, recipients are asked to spread the happiness by gifting their extra flower bouquet, and sharing their happiness on social media using #petalitforward.

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