Amazing Thought from Jonny Sun

Jonny Son is an enigma.  On one hand, according to his website,  he is an interdisciplinary researcher, designer, engineer, artist, comedian, author, and playwright. He is a doctoral student at MIT, an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB, where he studies social media, AI, and online community.

On the other hand, he is a true social media phenomenon with a Twitter following 569K, plus an additional 50K on Instagram. His quirky, funny and ironic posts get tons of engagement and he obviously has a young, hip, devoted following. Not to mention his recent Ted Talk already has a million views!

Last week on the the 4th of July, one of our national sales reps., Amy Carrieri, spotted this amazing post.

We just had to share!    

"You ever wish that fireworks were incredibly quiet and also didn't disappear so quickly and also you could keep them in your home and also you could hold them in your hands?? because if so, I’d love to introduce you to,, Flowers"

This post received 61,230 likes, 12,000 retweets and 225 comments!  The comments are very flower intensive, with people sharing time lapse videos of flowers blooming and snapshots of their favorite flowers. Check out the thread for all the people ooh-ing and awe-ing over flowers. 

This Twitter post fills me with hope as a person like Jonny Son recognizes the power of flowers. All of us in the flower business worry about the future generations appreciating flowers, and many of us work hard at marketing to the coming generations.

It seems the flowers themselves may be able to do this work just as well.