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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Week in KFC Helped This Woman with a Recent Heartbreak

Posted By on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM

At no other moment does the phrase "comfort food" sound more appealing than when your bae decides to say goodbye. The cliché of a heartbroken lover involves watching a bad rom-com movie with an amazing tub of ice cream in hand. But one woman decided to dry her tears in a place known for a different kind of tub — a fried chicken one.

Tan Shen, a 26-year-old heartbroken over a recent breakup, spent an entire week in a KFC in China. On her way home, Shen decided to stop by for some chicken wings. She didn’t plan on staying that long but found solace in the fast food joint. [Ed note: Don't we all sometimes?] She told Yahoo! News that her apartment held too many painful memories and that she “needed time to think.”

The Sichuan Province KFC stays open 24 hours, giving Shen the opportunity to stick around and eat her feelings away for as long as her heart desired. An employee said that she paid for each meal but seemed “a bit of an odd” ” Obviously this person knows nothing about heartbreak or the unique power of food to heal wounds. It’s not odd that Shen chose fried fast food to help her cope — it’s sort of genius. Well, minus the possible health hazards.

Thankfully, Shen didn’t stick around too long. She decided to finally part ways with KFC when the media caught wind of her residency and wanted to cover the story. Judging by the article on Yahoo! News and similar ones, though, Shen is already gaining viral fame for her eccentric stint. She’s back home now with her parents (and some homemade comfort food, we hope).

Oh, and if you’re wondering what she ordered, at one point Shen asked for chicken wings with extra large fries. Now that’s how you conquer sadness. To the boyfriend that said goodbye: obviously you let go of a great woman — and eater.

[via Gawker]

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