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Dreading Valentine's Day? You can name a cockroach after an ex thanks to a UK zoo

Posted January 29, 2019 1:56 p.m. EST

A photo provided by Kenneth Catania of an emerald jewel wasp and an American cockroach. Scientists documented the fancy footwork that helps some cockroaches fend off the wasp's paralyzing sting. (Kenneth Catania/Vanderbilt University via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY SCI ROACHES KICKS BY NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR FOR DEC. 4, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --

Dreading Valentine's Day because you are broken-hearted over an ex? Well, you can now name a cockroach after them thanks to an animal conservation center in the U.K.

For about $2, the Hemsley Conservation Centre's (HCC) new "name a cockroach" program allows you to name a bug in honor of a “worthless ex-someone.”

The program raises money for projects at the zoo, according to the center’s website.

Once you name the cockroach, you will receive a certificate, but the name will not appear on it because the zoo does not "want to fuel a fire."

But the name will appear on the roach board at the cockroach enclosure.

Now, doesn't that make you feel better?