Ein Mumin-Café in Japan hat einen ganz besonderen Service für Leute, die dort alleine essen gehen: riesige Plüsch-Mumins, die sich zu den Gästen gesellen, damit diese nicht mehr ganz alleine ihre Ramen schlürfen müssen. Und die riesigen Kuschelmumins gibt’s jetzt auch in superlimitierter Auflage von 75 Stück für zu viel Geld zu Weihnachten für 600 Dollar im Mumin-Shop Japan.
Japan’s Moomin Cafe went viral when photos were shared of a service they offer to lone diners. Rather than allow their customers to sit in solitude, a giant sitting pose Moomin plushy is brought to the table as a cuddly dining companion. This adorable move was covered widely in overseas media, calling it an ‘anti-loneliness cafe’ (although the Moomins are offered to groups as well).
Despite the popularity of the oversized plushy, this particular merchandise has never been available to buy and the only place you could meet him was in the cafe itself. But this year the Moomin franchise is celebrating the 75th anniversary since the first ever Moomin story was released. To mark this momentous milestone, just 75 of the cafe’s cuddly Finnish trolls will be for sale.