Flower power was in effect across Longview on Wednesday as the “Petal It Forward” project by the Society of American Florists meant florists surprised random people across the city with two bouquets — one to keep and one to share with a friend, family member, co-worker or even a stranger. Some bouquets were shared multiple times, compounding the effect.

The annual nationwide project occurred in more than 400 cities in all 50 states, plus D.C.

Casa Flora Flower Shop in Longview participated in the event.

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