ATLANTA — The donation of flowers from an Atlanta floral shop is a kind gesture that impacted senior citizens and staff at a local memory care facility amid the coronavirus outbreak.
11Alive’s Kaitlyn Ross, an advocate for dogs, says the flowers were originally for an upcoming gala for the Angels Among Us Pet Rescue Gala.
“They had to cancel their biggest fundraiser of the year, but it was so close to the date, all of the flowers were already delivered,” Ross wrote on her Facebook page.
Ross says the rescue didn’t want to let the blooms go to waste.
“So they partnered with the florist, Heather McMichen of pearl and sky events to find a place to donate them. They hit an incredible amount of red tape - with everyone worried about the virus – it was difficult to even find somewhere to accept the donation,” Ross wrote.
A sweet couple at The Madeline - a memory care home for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia in Decatur were among those who received the beautiful donation.
Florist, animal rescue donate flowers to memory care home
“You can tell by the smiles on their faces how much they care for each other. And this week, he got to give his sweetie the most beautiful bouquet of flowers. I teared up when I saw how overwhelmed she was to receive them,” Ross wrote.
The residents were overcome to see that they were so cared for, and lit up when they received the bouquets.
The florist and the rescue were able to see the incredible love their donation spread.
And this beautiful couple got to experience a real moment of joy among the madness.