Bay area balloon artist spreads joy amid pandemic for #OneMillionBubbles initiative

Posted at 8:50 PM, Apr 11, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa Bay area balloon artist is using her skills in hopes of putting a smile on the faces of healthcare workers, as well as patients getting tested for the coronavirus. She is hoping to spread joy amid this pandemic.

Johanna Infante with "Colors 2 You" placed a large balloon art just outside the entrance to the Raymond James testing center on Himes Ave.

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Infante said she is participating in a worldwide initiative called #OneMillionBubbles, where balloon artists around the world are coming together to spread a little joy during a tough time.

“We know these difficult times can bring you down, can make you feel like this is not gonna end, never ever, and it will. We want to make sure that we bring balloons out for people to enjoy,” said Infante.

The entire thing took her five hours to make.

She said she put it outside the Raymond James testing site, hoping it would spark a smile from people who are feeling down when they go to get tested for the coronavirus.