When comedian Mitch Hedberg died in 2005, it only kind of came as a shock.
Well-known for both his razor-sharp one-liners and his struggles with drugs, Hedberg’s comedy has raised an entire new generation of comedy fans.
So when this touching tribute appeared on his gravestone, it wasn’t a sign of disrespect. Instead, it was an homage.
Last year, an actual doughnut shop paid respect to Hedberg the best way it knew how—on its receipts!
The famous joke goes:
“I bought a doughnut and they gave me a receipt for the doughnut. I don’t need a receipt for the doughnut. I’ll just give you the money, and you give me the doughnut, end of transaction. We don’t need to bring ink and paper into this. I just can’t imagine a scenario where I would have to prove that I bought a doughnut. Some skeptical friend: ‘Don’t even act like I didn’t get that doughnut! I got the documentation right here…oh, wait it’s at home…in the file…under ‘D.'”
Then yesterday, this appeared on his gravestone in Minnesota.
Leaving food on a gravestone might not normally be the utmost sign of respect, but in this case, you can make an exception.