Nashville florist surprises officers, first responders with flower bouquets

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Hody’s Florist in Nashville is delivering 200 bunches of flowers to first responders in the Metro Area as part of “Petal it Forward.”

It’s a nationwide event where florists surprise people in their communities with beautiful blooms.

(Courtesy: Ellen Hitt)

Wednesday, employees with Hody’s Florist visited several police departments and fire stations to pass out flowers.

Each first responder was given two bouquets. One is for the officer to keep and the second is for the officer to share with someone else.

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“They’re going to see how much those flowers impact someone else, especially when they get them completely out of the blue. Somebody just gives it to somebody for the sake of just because,” said florist owner Bill Hitt.

Hitt said they decided to honor first responders with this event because they wanted to show their support and appreciation for all they do.