When students at an upstate New York college aren’t attending classes in a bid to fulfill their dreams, it appears they are praying to a god of comedy – Danny DeVito.
A video posted to social media Sunday showed a few Purchase College students discovering a shrine in a restroom dedicated to the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” actor.
“the best thing about my school is the danny devito shrine hidden behind the paper towel dispenser in one of the bathrooms,” one person tweeted.
The shrine is revealed when the metal casing of the towel dispenser is pulled from the wall. A student tweeted about the shrine to DeVito last month, but the disclosure didn't appear widely noticed on social media until this week.
A photo shows an image of DeVito’s face hanging on the wall and a cutout of DeVito standing in the corner. A note is placed in front of the cutout, which reads “Leave An Offering For Our Lord and Savior Danny DeVito, Patron Saint of Trashmen” — a nod to DeVito's role on the hit FX series.
Other items include a commuter card, a package of Pop Rocks, a whoopee cushion and an Apple iTunes gift card, all sprawled across the floor at the cutout DeVito’s feet.
The Twitter user who posted about the shrine in October told Mashable that it was in a restroom, but couldn’t reveal exactly where.
“It’s confidential,” the user said.
Purchase College invited DeVito to campus.
“We'd like to say we're surprised, but our students are well known for their creativity and sense of humor,” the college tweeted. “@DannyDeVito we'd love to welcome you on campus to meet your super fans."
The famed actor later responded to the news of the shrine via Twitter on Friday afternoon and said, "Your shrine honors me. My heart is filled with love and garbage. Tomorrow, as you may know, is my name day. Do something that makes you feel good. Above all be kind to each other. Pick up trash, recycle, and be aware of plastics in the ocean."