Students hold vigil for “fallen” Starship food delivery robot

Mitch Smith, Print Managing Editor

STATESBORO — On Wednesday, Barstool Southern posted a picture on their Instagram of what appeared to be a Starship food delivery robot flipped over after being involved in an accident with a car.

Barstool later posted an additional image with the text, “Fly High King” and an image of Starship robot appearing flying at heaven’s steps. The photo also named the robot, marked it’s birth year and year of passing.

What followed was a memorial in front of Watson Hall and a late-night vigil that dozens of Georgia Southern students attended. One attendee even held a sign saying, “Defund Cars.”

Georgia Southern administrators got in on the fun, too.

“My sincerest condolences to the robot family,” tweeted Shay Little, vice president for student affairs. “We lost one of our own this week @GSU_DSA”

Credit: Emily Sims

Condolences were also shared on Barstool Southern’s Instagram.

@ev.the.crisis wrote, “Baby boy, very active in his community. He will be missed, heaven just got a real one”

@wyatt.pb said, “He was like a brother to me”

@Jsimpson.912 commented, “2020 gets worse and worse”

@annaclairebaileyy wrote, “Rip sweet prince”

@daveydlafo said, “I miss him already”

The George-Anne reached out to Jennifer Wise, director of communications, for comment on the accident. We have not heard back.