"You don’t always have the right words, but you can still give them goosebumps. Name a Roach for your Valentine, because roaches are forever."
Amicable breakups are a luxury not many are blessed with. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, Bronx Zoo has a new offer, they let you name a roach after your ex! We're sure you would have hoped at some point that he/she turned into a roach and had to face the adversity they do!
The Bronx Zoo says naming a cockroach is a "gift to remember." "You don’t always have the right words, but you can still give them goosebumps. Name a Roach for your Valentine, because roaches are forever." You could name it after the love of your life because like cockroaches, let's hope your love never dies. You have different gifting options as well. For $55, you get "The Works" and it comes complete with roach socks, a roach candle, and a printed certificate with their roach’s name. Fun!
You can also name a Bronx Zoo Madagascar hissing cockroach for your loved one. The Name-A-Roach concept was started by the Bronx Zoo in 2011 and many hopeless romantics have named the zoo’s Madagascar hissing cockroaches after their “ex,” and some even after their in-laws. The possibilities are endless. You can check out more details here.
I mean, I'm sure there are people who dig this, but why? Who came up with this idea? And in all honesty, couples who do this, especially on Valentine's day, might just break up because it's not for everyone. But, wouldn't it make sense to name a snake after your ex because that's what they were, weren't they?
Meanwhile, people on Twitter have a lot of things to say about this. "My mom named a hissing cockroach for me at the Bronx zoo. This would seem like an insult but she gets me. This strikes me as the most bizarrely whimsical thing anybody has ever done for me. It lives in a hollowed-out tree trunk inside the Madagascar exhibit. I’ll have to visit," a Twitter user said.
Meanwhile, another added: "I'm not big on Valentine's Day in general, but the Bronx Zoo Name a Roach program makes me want to celebrate it this year."