Eating alone? Restaurant has [awkward] solution

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.

Instagram user bypumca posts a picture of her stuffed-animal company at Moomin Bakery and Cafe restaurant in Tokyo, Japan (Courtesy: bypumca Instagram)
Instagram user bypumca posts a picture of her stuffed-animal company at Moomin Bakery and Cafe restaurant in Tokyo, Japan (Courtesy: bypumca Instagram)

“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.

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