Man Makes Valentine’s Day Special For Single Women In His Town
Wait until you hear how he's spreading the love to those who need it most.
If you're in a relationship, Valentine's Day may be filled with flowers and chocolates, greeting cards and gifts. If you don't have a mate, it can all feel kind of cruel. It's not intentional of course, but a holiday celebrating love can leave those without it feeling pretty lonely.
That's where Rose Rush comes in.
For nine years, a group of young men in Spokane, WA have been helping the single ladies in their town feel a little less lonely by surprising them with red roses on Valentine's Day. They call themselves the "Rose Rush," and they're led by Seth Stewart.
Here's the 2020 Rose Rush team. Rose Rush/Facebook
Stewart and his brothers spend every February 14th handing out free roses to widows, military wives, or single women. The women's friends and family can contact Rose Rush in advance to nominate them and say why they should get a flower. Some even include a personal message to be delivered with the flowers.
"Some of the stories are so touching," Stewart told CNN. "No matter how bad you are feeling there is always someone thinking about you."
The guys purchase the flowers themselves, and when the special day comes, they hire a team of drivers to visit women all around town, surprising them at their homes, place of work – they even made a special delivery to one widow at a supermarket.
Last year, Rose Rush handed out over 550 roses and they're on track to deliver even more this year.
Along with single women and widows, husbands and boyfriends who are deployed often reach out to Stewart to deliver a rose to the special women in their lives, since they can't be there to do it themselves.
Stewart poses with one of his Rose Rush recipients. Rose Rush/Facebook
Stewart says that while the women are always thrilled to get the flowers, their reactions can vary.
"Every single year we do this, there are always one or two women who break down sobbing because it means so much to them," Stewart says.
Kudos to Rose Rush for making the day brighter for those who get overlooked on Valentine's Day. What a super sweet act of kindness!
(Source: video @imperialpeaks)