Random acts of flower kindness surprise shoppers
THE gift of giving hit the streets of Bundaberg last week as some lucky Saturday morning shoppers were surprised with flowers left on the windscreen of their cars in the CBD.
The random act of kindness came from local business Friday's Flower Hit and owner Monique Driver said the response she received was overwhelming.
"Our flower fairies delivered over 30 petite posies and left them on the windscreens of cars in Bourbong Street," she said.
"The response was completely unexpected. Our post on Facebook literally went viral. From that one photo we had a reach of 50K people all over the country and I have been contacted by two other organisations in Australia and one from overseas that are starting something very similar in their townships main street."
Ms Driver said the random act of kindness was inspired by a quote from John Wesley that reads; Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as you can.
"I think its important to remember acts of kindness don't have to be big, grand or spectacular. Never underestimate the power of something from the heart," she said.
When Ms Driver isn't giving away beautiful flowers on the streets of Bundaberg, she is sending bouquets all around town through her Facebook business.
"Every Friday we have one flower arrangement that changes each week. We try and source as many flowers locally and Australian grown as possible," she said.
"We make flower delivery a breeze for our customers by offering one set price of $25 (including delivery) as well as efficient scheduling and creative styling."
Ms Driver said flowers gave an instant lift visually and emotionally and the random act of kindness, which is hashtagged as #betterthanaparkingticket, was to become a permanent weekly occurrence.
"We have a few other local businesses that have since contacted us and want to join in the random acts of kindness in Bourbong Street," she said.
"All we ask is that if you are one of the people that have been hit with a random act of kindness that you pay it forward in some small way."