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Future students will be dreading the chapter of their history books which cover 2020 – it has been quite the year! Besides all the different disasters and tragedies that have occurred throughout the year, the biggest bit of news that has been dominating 2020 has been the COVID-19 global pandemic. It has really changed the way we live our day-to-day lives.

And the ones who we owe so much of our gratitude towards are the healthcare workers who have been tirelessly battling this virus since the very beginning. Without their dedication and constant care, we would be lost. And day after day, these brave women and men are constantly putting themselves in difficult conditions in order to care for those who have become affected by the coronavirus. Trying to find a way to say thank you, one French florist decided that she would show her appreciation using something she is quite familiar with: flowers!

Hôpital de perpignan Dernière tournée pour les soignants de nuits ❤️❤️🦋

Posted by Murielle Mar on Monday, November 9, 2020

The woman is Murielle Marcenac, owner of the flower shop named Marcenac Fleurs in Saint-Estève. She recently decided to gift all the local hospital employees flowers. Because of the current restrictions going on, Marcenac had to temporarily close down her business. Not wanting all her inventory to go to waste, she decided to do something nice as a thank you for the healthcare workers at the local hospitals. That is when she set about arranging bouquets of flowers and distributing them across the cars in the parking lots. It was her way of giving back to those who have already given so much to their community.

Posted by Centre Hospitalier de Carcassonne officiel on Monday, November 9, 2020

The 38-year-old florist conducted her kind gesture in the Centre Hospitalier de Carcassonne, which is in the south of France, as well as another nearby hospital in Perpignan. Marcenac wasn’t alone in her actions, either. She got some help from a group of people who helped her arrange and distribute the flowers.

After she shared what she was doing to her Facebook page, other members of the public jumped on board and she ended up receiving nearly 2,000 bouquets of flowers, which she then was able to give to several other hospitals.

Posted by Centre Hospitalier de Carcassonne officiel on Monday, November 9, 2020

Marcenac shared that her good deed was motivated by a desire to make health care workers smile. She shared with the UK’s Metro newspaper that she didn’t want to see her flowers go to waste, so instead of composting them, she decided to turn them into “thank you” bouquets. She said that when she got the news that she would have to close down her business for a while, she felt that the best course of action would be to push forward. She said to the outlet, “Instead of crying, I told myself that we had to make people smile, especially at times like these.”

Posted by Centre Hospitalier de Carcassonne officiel on Monday, November 9, 2020

She added that all her unused flowers will all be going to healthcare workers – she’s not wanting to see a single flower go to waste. The florist emphasized that during the pandemic she is determined to stay positive. And we think that it’s just wonderful that she decided to do something nice for healthcare workers rather than just toss her inventory.

What do you think of Marcenac’s gesture? Let us know!