The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that there's a burst of sentimentality over a utility pole scheduled to be replaced.
... the pole had been marked for replacement while a new, seemingly younger-looking pole lay on the sidewalk next to it. On the old pole, riddled with staples, was a 150-word typed sign topped with "Good-bye." It went on to bid farewell to the neighborhood in a wholesome, yet oddly fatalistic fashion. since then, more than 35,000 people from South Philly to India have hit the "like" button....
full article with pictures, including the farewell note, at:
This isn't new. There was a famous Bell System ad of the company saving a pole that had memories of a fallen soldier.