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Alabama Residents Held A Candlelit Vigil For A Burned Down Taco Bell

More than one hundred people gathered to pay their respects.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt
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No matter how much you love Taco Bell, you probably don't love it as much as the people in Montgomery, Alabama do.

After a local Taco Bell caught on fire last week, a surprising number of residents gathered for a candlelit vigil on Sunday night, Time reports. What started out as a joke Facebook event ended up attracting over one hundred attendees, who gathered in the parking lot of an Arby's (located across from the closed off and partially burned down Taco Bell) to "stand together in the loss of our beloved taco bell," reads the Facebook post.

Why make such a fuss over a fast food restaurant? 'Why not?' seems to be the general consensus of attendees, many of whom have fond memories of the 24-hour eatery.

"It just gave people something to talk about other than all the negativity that's going on right now," organizer Katie James told The Associated Press.

The cause of the fire is still unknown; no one was harmed during the early morning blaze, and authorities are currently investigating. In a statement, the owners of the Zelda Road Taco Bell said they were "overwhelmed by the displays of support."

"We are already planning our comeback and will rebuild!" it reads. "We will have a true celebration upon re-opening and hope that all of you that Quiero Taco Bell will Run to the Border on Zelda and Live Mas with us!!!!"

[Photo: Facebook]