Florida Man Wakes Up From Coma And Asks For Taco Bell
Jake Booth, a 35-year-old Army vet in Florida, got pneumonia real bad in February. He had to be hospitalized, suffered a heart attack, then fell into a coma. Doctors couldn’t predict if he’d even wake up, much less how much brain damage he would have suffered if he did — all family and friends could do was watch him lie there, motionless, for 47 days. But then suddenly, on Day 48, he miraculously awoke freakishly aware of who he was. Although he’d had a tracheotomy, he immediately started trying to communicate something important and urgent.
It was four words: “I want Taco Bell.”
“He actually said, out loud, ‘I want Taco Bell,'” Booth’s brother told USA Today’s “This Week in Taco Bell” (which, yes, is a recurring feature dedicated solely to news about the chain). “That was the very first thing he said.” It took Booth another three weeks before he could eat solid food, which meant he’d endured a 70-day Taco Bell fast at absolute minimum. Doctors cleared him to eat actual food again last week, and USA Today says Booth’s waking wish was realized in the form of eight and a half Crunchy Tacos.
Taco Bell set the hungry vet some free swag after hearing the story:
Yo quiero Taco Bell!