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Holding A Candle Light Vigil For A Burned Down Taco Bell Is An Epic Move

Taco Bell (Credit: Shutterstock)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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People in Montgomery, Alabama recently held a candlelight vigil for a Taco Bell that burned down, and it’s one of the funniest things we’ve seen in a long time.

The Associated Press reported the following:

The fast-food restaurant caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday, Jan. 17. No one was injured, and authorities haven’t determined the cause of the blaze.

But the closure of Taco Bell — a bastion of cheap, delicious and nearly always available food for young people and anyone looking to save a few dollars — hit close to home for many current and former Montgomery residents.

A Facebook proposal for a candlelight vigil to mourn the restaurant went viral, and more than one hundred people showed up Sunday night to honor their fallen favorite.

“It just gave people something to talk about other than all the negativity that’s going on right now,” organizer Katie James said of the tongue-in-cheek event.

The videos from this event are just as awesome as you’d expect.

This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard, and I’m truly disappointed that I missed the event. I should have been there. Taco Bell is one hell of a good restaurant. Is it on the same level of my all-time favorite Culver’s? Of course not, but it’s still hard to beat a chalupa or a quesarito. Taco Bell food used to fuel my hangover recoveries. It never failed to get the job done.

I can’t even tell you how many trips I made to the local Taco Bell after high school sporting events. The only thing more guaranteed than us winning, which was 100 percent, was the crew headed to Taco Bell for a little postgame victory snack. I think it’s more than reasonable to hold a candle light vigil whenever we lose something that we love, and clearly these people loved Taco Bell.

Hopefully they’re able to battle through until it’s replaced.

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