|Stuffed cartoon character at the Moomin Cafe|
(Scroll down for video) A cafe is offering its lonely customers a chance to dine with one of its large stuffed cartoon characters.
The cafe called The Moomin Cafe, which has its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, has a selection of toys available to keep you company during lunch.
The oversized stuffed animals are the characters from the popular Moomin books. There are some drawbacks, of course.
They cannot speak, cannot give advice about relationships, cannot give you a hug when you need it, but at least they will not try to steal your food. Many customers sat with the Moomin characters, and then shared photos of the experience on social networks.
The cafe has recently opened a location in New York City as well.