AUSTIN (KXAN) — Usually a laptop, book or smartphone fill the empty space of eating alone, but one restaurant in Japan is offering up a different idea: a stuffed animal.
“At Moomin Cafe in Tokyo, they offer their customers the option to dine with a giant stuffed animal,” according to MSN.
The entire restaurant is reportedly Moomins-themed, and people have been sharing pictures from the cafe’s experience on Instagram — using #Moomincafe.
Moomins are the central characters in a Finnish book series and a comic strip, according to Wikipedia.
“So it seems like the point is more to interact with the adorable creatures rather than make people feel bad about eating alone,” posted MSN.