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Students honor memory of cockroach at Texas university

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COLLEGE STATION, TX (KXXV) -

Students at Texas A&M are mourning the loss of an unlikely friend. 

According to a viral post that circulated Imgur, a dead cockroach had been in the stairwell of a building on campus for at least two weeks. 

The post says that a professor posted images of the roach to Facebook and showed as students built a shrine to honor the dead roach. 

Students placed flowers, pennies, toys, candy, cigarettes, candles, and even a makeshift tombstone that reads "RIP ROSIE ROACH." 

A funeral pyre was built for Rosie, who was ultimately cremated on Dec. 17.

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