The Coronavirus forces this florist to temporarily close his shops, so he places all of his unsold flowers on the tombs of his town's local cemetery. -
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The Coronavirus forces this florist to temporarily close his shops, so he places all of his unsold flowers on the tombs of his town's local cemetery.

By Cylia Queen

One of the countries that has been impacted the most by the Coronavirus epidemic is France. Like other nations who are experiencing a high number of cases, France has placed many restrictions on its population. People are recommended to work at home and only leave their house if absolutely necessary. For those who don't have the capability to work at home - like storeowners - most are left wondering what to do with their free time and, more importantly, perishable items. This is not the case, however, for Romain Banliat. 

via: France 3

Ce matin, j’ai décidé de préparer un camion de marchandises, non pas pour aller au marché, ni pour aller à Chateauneuf...

Pubblicato da Végétal Banliat su Domenica 22 marzo 2020

Romain Banliat is a young florist and horticulturalist who runs a flowershop business in Plerguer, a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department of northwestern France. Forced to close his stores due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Romain was left with thousands of unsold flowers with which he had no idea what to do. 

That's when Romain came up with the idea to take all of his unsold flowers and set them on the tombstones of Plerguer's local cemetery. In his facebook post, Romain wrote, "My greenhouses are all full. Hyacinth, daffodil, primrose; flowers that were about to just be thrown away. I couldn't stand the thought of them going to waste […] I had between 400 and 500 blooming plants, and I put all of them delicately on the tombs. It warmed my heart, especially since my grandparents are buried in this cemetery."

Romain usually has at least 12 employees that help him with his horticulture business, but given the restrictive measures that the French government has placed on its citizens, they were forced to stay home. This didn't stop Romain from putting flowers on every tomb in the cemetery, though. Even if it meant doing it by himself. The townspeople were so moved by Romain's gesture, that it didn't take long for them to share it with everyone around the world. 

In a time where most countries aren't even allowing citizens visit their deceased loved ones, it's nice to know that someone thought of a way to ease their suffering. Way to go, Romain!  

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