200 bouquets given away during 'Petal it Forward'

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Did you get flowers Wednesday? You weren't alone.

'Petal it Forward' is a national movement, similar to 'pay it forward' where recipients are surprised with a gift of flowers.

A group from Trig's floral was in downtown Wausau out bouquets of flowers to people they met on the street.

They actually handed each person two bouquets; one to keep and one to pass on to someone else.

Wendy Fredrich is the manager at Trig's Floral said the gesture meant a lot to surprised recipients.

"Quite quickly the smile comes on. Some of them told me they were already having a wonderful day and it just got better. Some knew instantly who they were going to give that second bouquet to. And I even got a hug from the last two sets I gave away,” she said.

The group gave away more than 200 bouquets over the lunch hour.