It was a sad day in State College, Pennsylvania as Penn State students bid farewell to their Taco Bell. On Sunday night, students held a candlelight vigil for the restaurant that closed for good last Wednesday. The vigil was organized by computer science major Prajesh Patel, who was able to gather students, locals, and former Taco Bell employees.
“We were all shooketh after hearing about the closing of this beautiful, beautiful State College establishment,” said Patel. “Taco Bell was our home away from home, and added spice to our life."
Patel joined the crowd wearing wearing a tortilla costume in honor of the establishment, Penn State’s student-run Daily Collegian reports.
The vigial gained popularity on Facebook via a calendar invite.
“Being one of the best spots to spend a late night out, Taco Bell can never be replaced,” read the event’s Facebook invitation. “If you share the same feelings come out and support your Happy Valley community. We will be sharing kind words and lighting candles. Everyone is encouraged to let the world know how they feel!”
One person tweeting about the gathering said, "I am going to miss that crunchy taco and chicken chalupa, but what I’m going to miss even more is those late-night conversations I had with each and every one of you. We shall never forget you, old friend." It is not known why Taco Bell closed so suddenly, although former employees hinted that it may have something to do with "legal issues," Fox reports.