There is a lot of heartbreak in the world. You would never wish it on anyone, and it’s one of life’s most painful experiences. This is what happened in Alabama when the locals’ favorite restaurant was demolished. How did they react? People held a candlelight vigil for a burned-down Taco Bell.
You may think that idea is silly and a ridiculous. But guess what: Around 100 people showed up to the vigil. It appears this particular Taco Bell played an important role in the lives of many Alabama residents.
The Facebook event invite said the vigil was to pay tribute to “the okay customer service and long wait line for the oh so delightful Baja Blasts and 5 dollar quesadilla box.”
Luckily, the fire didn’t injure anyone. And the owners plan to rebuild the fast-food store. But the vigil provided some much needed positivity in the world. “It just gave people something to talk about other than all the negativity that’s going on right now,” said Katie James in an interview with AL.com.
“I’ve had a lot of memories created at Taco Bell,” said comedian Ashley Nicole Portis. “I was a theater major and we had long, long rehearsal nights. It was extremely taxing, and you don’t always have time to eat. You miss the cafeteria, it closes early. In Montgomery, everything else closes early.”
Taco Bell can touch people in a ton of ways. You’d never expect this tongue-in-cheek event to gain traction, but it did. Taco Bell, you mean more to us than you could ever know!