07/04/2013 12:05 pm ET

Coffee Shop Closes Early On July 4th 'To Lament Britain's Loss' (PHOTO)

Closing early on July 4th to commemorate the day our great nation freed itself from the grips of the British empire? That's fine, if a little typical. But closing early to mourn the loss of said motherland? Much more interesting!

So we salute you, clever coffee shop employee -- who appears to work at Spitfire Coffee in New Orleans, La. -- for your creativity and dedication to the cause.

Thanks to Reddit user BoxcarBartlet for snapping the below shot:

Of course, even coffee shops change their minds from time to time:

Editor's Note: The writer's dad is British, so just keep that in mind.


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