Honoring the memory of the loved ones we lose is all part of the funeral ceremony, the ritual of bidding farewell and laying that person to rest. And the best way one man’s family could find to honor him just so happened to include not only the normal funeral rites, but about 40 Whopper Jrs. by way of a trip through the Burger King drive-thru for the funeral procession.
In York, Pa., the late World War II veteran’s family decided to honor him in one of his favorite ways, by eating fast food fare as mourners followed the casket through the drive-thru.
“He always lived by his own rules,” one of the man’s three daughters told the York Daily Record. “His version of eating healthy was the lettuce on the Whopper Jr.”
He loved Burger King so much, the head manager at the location in charge of fixing up the 40 burgers for the procession even prepared one last one for him.
“It’s nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end — the very end,” she added.
The man’s family says the display of affection was far from a joke, and instead was just a happy way to remember him and the things he enjoyed in life.
“All of us are going to be in this position,” said the daughter. “And I think there’s a certain group who think we should be crying. But on the other hand, he lived a wonderful life and on his own terms.”
Those terms included eating fast food even though his family said he’d live longer on a healthy diet. Pish tosh!
“He would say, ‘I won’t live longer, it will just seem like it because I’ll be more miserable faster,'” said the daughter.