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My Heart Is Full Thanks To One Doctor Who Brings Wedding Flowers Back To Her Patients

Flowers are more than just beautiful decorations. In fact, studies have shown that receiving flowers as a gift can have a positive impact on a person's overall mental health and stability.

Over the years, one doctor from Richmond, ON, has dedicated herself to gifting flowers to patients in need. The trend has erupted all across the country and now patients' hearts everywhere are in full bloom.

Dr. Eleanor Love is a real life wedding crasher.

Only instead of pigging out on hors d'oeuvre and downing glasses of free champagne β€” Eleanor comes for the flowers.

Dr. Love (low-hanging fruit, I know) reaches out to various wedding coordinators and with their permission, comes to collect the flowers after the big day.

Eleanor then brings the flowers back to her patients, some of whom never receive visitors — let alone flowers.

Not only does this help Eleanor to feel good, but her patients couldn't be happier. "I just broke down and I cried,” recalled one such patient to The Washington Post.

Dr. Love said that she came up with the idea while she was still in med school.

β€œOne of the challenges of being a medical student is that it can be very difficult to contribute to the care team,” she said. Eleanor then decided that flowers were the best way to make a positive impact on patients while she was still training.

Back in 2019, Dr. Eleanor Love founded her company called The Simple Sunflower

To date, Eleanor has delivered more than 760 bouquets to patients in need and has amassed a volunteer list consisting of more than 200 names. Click here to find out how you can get involved and send flowers to someone in need.