Thought it was awkward dining alone? How much more awkward would you feel dining with a giant Moomin?
A restaurant claims to have solved the dilemma of solo dining alone by offering customers the chance to eat with large stuffed animals instead.
The Moomin Café in Tokyo, Japan has a selection of toys available to keep you company over lunch.
The stuffed animals are characters from the popular Moomin books from Finland and are offered to customers by staff.
There are some drawbacks of course. They can’t speak, they can’t give you relationship advice, they can’t give you a hug when you need one… but at least they won’t try to nick your chips.