CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Suzanne Evans wanted to help out small businesses.

"And so I knew we needed to find every creative way to help local businesses that went from income to zero income overnight," she told Spectrum News Friday.

She thought of Balloons and Tunes in Carrboro. The shop has seen a sharp drop in revenue since local universities closed their campuses.

"And now they're talking about closing, not having graduation and that's just another hit that will be pretty devastating," says co-owner Pat Garavaglia.

Evans paid close to $1,000 to have 58 balloon bouquets delivered to her neighbors Wednesday. Her act of kindness was well-received. Many of the balloons still remain up in the Claremont South subdivision. She hopes the deliveries will bring smiles to her neighbors.

"We can still find the bright moment in difficult times," she says.

Unfortunately, the shop will still close for a week, hoping to reopen and begin normal operations.

Evans also coaches small business owners. She's offering some free resources. For more information, click here.