Earlier in April, Governor Gretchen Whitmer prohibited garden centers from operating during the extended "Stay Home" executive order, forcing home improvement stores to make some tough decisions.

For example, Lowe's Home Improvement in Ypsilanti, according to MLive, needed a place to send their flowers now that people cannot come in to buy them and decided to do a very sweet thing.

William Weir, manager at the Ypsilanti store, found a "willing destination" for them and brightened spirits at Saline's StoryPoint, an Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community.

The residents were thrilled to have the flowers. So thrilled, Spokeswoman Catherine Mitchell said one resident, Kathy Constantinides yelled "Holy s*&%" when the flowers arrived. An expression community life enrichment director, Erin Griffiths said is very unlike the her.

Another resident, 91-year-old Alice Hoplamazian, said "I just can't thank you enough" to Weir and the team from Lowe's while 90-year-old Lee Smith said she was "overwhelmed that we could bring spring inside."

During this time where people are not permitted to go visit loved ones at nursing homes and many other places, uplifting stories like this are more appreciated than ever.

If you would like to find a way to do something similar, get in contact with our local nursing homes, assisted living centers, etc. and see what you can do.

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