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By Michelle Boudin

A North Carolina woman never expected that her pandemic hobby would turn into a movement — but that's exactly what's happening after the self-taught florist began delivering bouquets to widows on Valentine's Day last year.


By Kait Hanson

Kay Decaro of Charlotte, North Carolina, has been a widow for 24 years. So when a big bouquet of flowers showed up on her porch last Valentine's Day, she was taken aback.


By Ann Schmidt

On Valentine's Day this year, Ashley Manning won't be at a romantic dinner with her husband. Instead, she'll be delivering flower arrangements and gift bags to widows.


By Kate Kindelan

Marking Valentine's Day after the loss of a partner or spouse is undeniably difficult, so one North Carolina woman has stepped up to help.


By Ashley Mahoney

Charlotte widows will be getting a flower delivery this Valentine’s Day.

Driving the news: Ashley Manning, who owns Pretty Things by A.E. Manning, organized a Valentine’s Day Widow Outreach to show neighbors love around a difficult holiday.

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By Lillian Gissen

Mom-of-four spends Valentine's Day delivering hundreds of bouquets of flowers and bottles of wine to 'forgotten' widows after raising over $22,000 in donations


By Ruby Durham

Charlotte businesswoman needs donations, volunteers this Valentine's Day for Widow Outreach Project

So far this year over 300 women in the Charlotte area have been nominated by people in the community to receive a basket.

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By David Muir

North Carolina mom surprises widows with special flower delivery on Valentine’s Day.

Ashley Manning works with volunteers through her business Pretty Things by A.E. Manning to gift widows with bouquets and gifts on the holiday.


By Asha Gilbert

'Happiness loves company': Mom delivers flowers to 400 widows on Valentine's Day

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