By Jordi Lippe and Jordi Lippe-McGraw
April 18, 2016
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You know not to cry over spilled milk, but what about building memorials to dropped cookies? In the English town of Royal Leamington Spa, college student Hugh Osborn built a shrine to an opened package of chocolate-covered cookies, many of which lay sadly on the pavement.

“I first saw them at around 10 p.m. and felt the twinge of sympathy natural for such a horrible scene,” Osborn, who attends the University of Warwick, told The Independent. And he wasn’t the only one touched by the tragic accident.

“My flatmate said that daffodils and a candle had appeared next to the biscuits, and that a shrine was developing,” added Osborn. Of course, he shared all of the tributes that came pouring in on social media. The shrine got so much attention that the owner of the cookies even came forward.

The memorial has since been swept away, but Osborn is determined to not let the cookies be forgotten. He concluded, “Biscuit welfare is an issue close to my heart.”