Warriors star Stephen Curry visits San Mateo 'sassy senior' florist in new video with Google

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Warriors star visits 'sassy senior' florist in new Google video
A sassy senior at the helm of her family's San Mateo flower shop is one of the stars of a new Google-sponsored video with Warriors star Stephen Curry.

SAN MATEO, Calif. (KGO) -- A sassy 90-something-year-old senior at the helm of her family's three-generations old flower shop in San Mateo is one of the stars of a new Google-sponsored video with Warriors star Stephen Curry.

ABC7 News anchor Dion Lim first met Mayme Leong before the pandemic during a Valentine's Day story on Ah-Sam Florists. Known by her family and customers for her one-liners, she was dubbed the "sassy senior." One who still did not want to reveal her true age.

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"I don't want anyone to know how old I am! Walking downtown and people saying oh look at that old lady," she chuckles.

Out of the blue one day, relative Lori Leong received a phone call that caught her off-guard.

"I was surprised, wondering if this is truly happening. Or is it someone playing a hoax on us?" said Leong.

It was a representative from Curry's team asking for Ah-Sam to be a part of a new commercial featuring two other local businesses reopening after the pandemic, Antoine's Cookie Shop and pet store Bow Wow Meow.

WATCH: Sassy senior behind San Mateo's legendary Ah Sam Florist busy on Valentine's Day eve

A sassy senior citizen isn't slowing down anytime soon when it comes to making sure Valentine's Day goes off without a hitch at her family's legendary flower shop, Ah Sam Florist in San Mateo.

Days later, Curry showed up with a camera crew and Mayme showed the point guard how to "make a splash" with flower arrangements.

"He picked up flowers and I taught him how to cut it...I said, well, you play basketball, you better not use a knife because if you cut yourself you won't play again," said Mayme.

The commercial is an ode to reopened businesses after a challenging year. Ah-Sam was not exempt and spent much of the pandemic closed.

"With the way things have been I hope it'll be better next year," said Mayme, as she demonstrated how to arrange a bouquet of peonies.

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She is just appreciative that after more than 50 years in the industry, to meet one of her favorite players...who also seemed to have a good time too.

You can watch the full video here.