Broadway Florist handed out free flowers for Petal It Forward

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Florists from across the country hope to brighten up our day with some fresh flowers.

As of this afternoon, only a few bouquets were left at Broadway Florist in Rockford as the shop handed out free flowers to Petal It Forward, which is a national campaign to put a bright spot in our day. Broadway Florist owner Michelle Joley said she gave away more than 150 bouquets. Students stopped in to pick up flowers for their teachers and several others pick up bouquets for family members.

“So many times people get flowers,” says Joley. “It’s just an easy way to make someone smile with just a free flower to put on their desk at work or on their kitchen table just brings a smile to somebody.”

Studies from Rutgers and Harvard say flowers can have a positive impact on our emotions.