World, meet Rosie. She's a roach. And she's dead.
Michael Alvard, an anthropology professor at Texas A&M University, found her deceased in a stairwell. After posting a pic of her on Facebook, her memorial -- once a pink paper tombstone -- began growing.
Flowers, a binder clip and bandages were sacrificed. Pennies, a plastic dinosaur and a sign were soon added.
Within two days of Alvard's initial Facebook post, the memorial had significantly grown.
Like, we're not kidding. Look at this thing:
WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!
Finally, someone decided to put an end to this nonsense...by giving Rosie her own funeral. According to BuzzFeed News, "around a dozen people attended Rosie’s cremation." Yep, really.
Rosie is likely somewhere up in the skies hanging out with Conrad, the raccoon who was killed on a Toronto street last July. After animal services failed to pick him up, pedestrians began building a memorial around his body.
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.