Calling all jilted lovers and the bearers of broken hearts. We come bearing good news.
Right around the corner is the day of romance for some, and for others, it's the day you're left wondering, "am I going to die alone?"
Now if the latter is what February 14 looks like for you, because of that one ex who broke your heart beyond repair, that need for some petty vengeance can be satiated in a rather unconventional manner. All thanks to a bizarre tradition at a zoo in Texas that really wants to see you move on.
This Valentine's Day, the San Antonio Zoo in Texas will let you name a cockroach or a rat after your crazy ex. And then, you can kick your feet up and watch a bird, reptile, or a mammal feast on the pest that has your ex's name on it.
It's all part of the zoo's fundraising event called 'Cry Me a Cockroach' and it will just cost you $5 to enjoy the saddistic-but-also-satisfying treat, according to CNN.
"Back by popular demand! San Antonio Zoo returns with the perfect remedy for your broken heart with our second annual ‘Cry Me a Cockroach!’ Fundraising Event," reads the zoo's description for the oh-so-unique fundraiser. "You will be able to symbolically name a cockroach after your ex, and we will serve it up as an enrichment treat to one of our animals for only $5."
If your ex was more of a sneaky little rat than a roach, then you can choose to name a pre-frozen rat after them and watch it be fed to a reptile. That visual spectacle would cost $25.
The zoo has added something extra this year for the ones who would like to keep their revenge vegetarian. In case you want to ditch the bugs and rodents, the zoo officials said that the veggie options "consist of romaine lettuce, cabbage, and other leafy greens," according to KSAT.
You can go for a herbivore option to get back at those "people you’ve been stuck with in quarantine for $5," says the zoo's website.
Since you probably have zero plans of stepping out of the house on Valentine's Day, there is more good news. You can sit and watch all the action unfold at home by catching the videos on the zoo's social media handles. While you get your fill of soul-mending fun for Valentine's Day, you can also sleep better at night knowing that your money helped the San Antonio Zoo expand their jaguar habitat and build an overhead catwalk.
The San Antonio Zoo started the fundraiser in 2019 and the fundraiser's debut year saw about 5,000 people from 25 different countries feeding the residents of the zoo with cockroaches and rats.
"We are very excited to be bringing this incredibly popular fundraiser back this year," said zoo's President & CEO, Tim Morrow, as quoted by Insider. "Cry Me a Cockroach gives guests not only the opportunity to forget someone who may have wronged them but also a direct link to the care of our animals."
So if you're ready to watch your symbolic ex's head be torn apart, click here.