Florida man requests Taco Bell after waking up from 42-day coma

By Daniel Uria  |  May 17, 2016 at 2:27 PM
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TAMPA, Fla., May 17 (UPI) -- A Florida man emerged from a 42-day long coma with a serious craving for Taco Bell.

A friend shared the story of Jake Booth, a 35-year-old retired Army veteran and former Collier County sheriff's deputy, to Reddit after he made the very specific request for the fast-service Mexican food.

"My friend Jake woke from a 42 day coma a few weeks ago," they wrote. "Relearning his speech, he made it VERY clear since he woke that he wants taco bell but has been unable to eat yet."

Taco Bell eventually got word of Booth's story and sent him a set of apparel as well as a bag full of food.

"Hey Taco Bell my brother loves his new gear! Thank you so much," a post on the Facebook page Wake Up Jake read. "I think he's going to get a run for the border in the next day or so! The hand written card made me tear up."

Booth was finally able to enjoy his Taco Bell feast about a week after having his first meal.

On May 16, Booths family shared an update that he was scheduled to return home in about 20 days.

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