It's been like 84 years or something since Lubbock's favorite business was tragically ripped from our lives. The tears are real, and it's still affecting us. Every time I drive past the haunted old Hastings, I'm flooded with memories and bummed out all over again. I'm not the only one.

Chrissy Covington, 94.5 FMX
Chrissy Covington, 94.5 FMX
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Lubbock man, Willie Andrew Mata Najar, posted a funny photo of himself clinging to the faded Hastings rental return box and crying out to the heavens for mercy. Poor guy. I think we can all appreciate the sentiment.

Facebook, Willie Andrew Mata Najar
Facebook, Willie Andrew Mata Najar
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He told me how much Hastings meant to him as a kid:

"We didn't have much growing up, and in a small town, it's hard to get exposure to the world....that was hastings to me. It was a place where my imagination could run wild. My escape from the real world..."

Here's his original Facebook post:

I feel you, man. I spent countless hours in Hastings. I used to go there every morning when I finished working the night shift just to rent a movie to lull myself to sleep.

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Hastings
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I wish we could have kept it around forever. It's such a shame. I think I'd honestly give up all of my streaming platforms to have it back. Does that sound crazy? Or was Hastings just THAT awesome?

*sigh*

Hastings, Lubbock will miss you forever and ever and ever. We didn't know what we had until it was too late.

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