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UPS helps out Utah nursery hit hard by COVID-19 by including flowers in random deliveries

Posted at 6:45 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 19:51:18-04

Residents in St. George, Utah, have been receiving a little bit of cheer in their packages being delivered by UPS.

When Milgro Nursery in nearby Newcastle began seeing orders canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were left with "hundreds of thousands" of flowers in their greenhouses and millions of dollars lost, according to the nursery's Facebook page.

But instead of letting them go to waste, UPS partnered with Milgro to help out. Those flowers are now being included in random packages and sent out on UPS trucks in St. George.

"We couldn't be more grateful to UPS in helping us to continue flower deliveries far beyond what we could do in our own community," the nursery's post reads.

UPS highlighted the effort on their Facebook page as well, saying their drivers are "spreading cheer in the form of flowers and cards to unsuspecting and very thankful customers."

What began as a huge hit to Milgro's business has turned into an act of kindness and cheer in a time when so many could use it.

"We truly feel that by serving others and trying to make a small difference," says the owners of Milgro, "good things will come even during difficult times like these."