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Volunteers give flowers to strangers on Women’s Day in Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, March 09, 2019, 10:21 GMT+7
Volunteers give flowers to strangers on Women’s Day in Ho Chi Minh City
Volunteers gift a bouquet of flower to a woman they met on a street in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8, 2019. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A group of kind-hearted volunteers in Ho Chi Minh City have made the 2019 International Women’s Day more beautiful by gifting flowers and countless best wishes to some 1,000 women in the southern metropolis on Friday.

While March 8 is the day women are honored and recognized, in Vietnam not all women could afford observing the day, as they have to struggle to make ends meet.

In order to pay tribute to these women,  a group of volunteers, who are of all ages and walks of life, gathered at a flower shop on Nguyen Trong Tuyen Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s Phu Nhuan District to start their special ‘campaign’.

They divided themselves into small groups, heading to different routes, and handed over as many as 1,000 flowers and sincerest wishes to many women they randomly met on their way.

Several of the women said that that was the first time they received a flower from someone on March 8.

The volunteers reportedly used their own money to buy the flowers.

A blinded woman is gifted a flower on a street in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8, 2019. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A blinded woman is gifted a flower on a street in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8, 2019. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Volunteers gift a bouquet of flower to a woman they met on a street in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8, 2019. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Volunteers gift a bouquet of flower to a woman they met on a street in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8, 2019. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Volunteers take a photo with women they met on the streets in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8, 2019. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Volunteers take a photo with women they met on the streets in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8, 2019. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A woman smiles when she receives a bouquet of flower from the volunteers in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8, 2019. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
A woman smiles when she receives a bouquet of flower from the volunteers in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8, 2019. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Volunteers wrap small bouquets of flowers to give them to women on the streets in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8, 2019. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Volunteers wrap small bouquets of flowers to give them to women on the streets in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8, 2019. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Many of the volunteers are students. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre
Many of the volunteers are students. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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