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WE'RE OPEN: Tampa balloon delivery business spreading happiness during social distancing

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Posted at 4:32 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 08:59:09-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Business owners Lisa and Charlie Williams sell big bouquets of “happiness, just plain happiness.”

In other words, they sell balloons via delivery.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, their Tampa inflatable business is doing pretty well these days.

“This is really trendy right now because we all can’t get together,” says Lisa, the owner of Balloonies.

Lisa and Charlie, who operate their small business out of their home, says sales are decent because people need a way to communicate love and warmth to each other during these days of social distancing.

“People on the phone are so happy that we can bring joy to their loved ones,” says Lisa.

Balloonies has learned to adapt to the “new normal” as well.

“When we call and tell them we’re coming with a delivery, we explain that we’re 'no contact,'” says Lisa.

Balloonies will drop off the fun at a location. The delivery person will ring the doorbell and then stand a safe distance away to make sure the gift is received.

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Delivery may be more impersonal than before, but one thing has not changed: the smiles.

“We’re bringing joy to people who are shut in,” says Lisa.

To learn more on Balloonies, visit ballooniestampa.com.