Just when you thought you’re done thanking Japan for ramen and Shiseido among many other things, this little land introduces one more solution we eventually might need: a hot guy cheerleading service.
The latest installment in Japan’s rentable people business consists of dispatching men to wipe tears off sad ladies’ faces. Ikemeso, the company responsible of launching this enterprise, banks on a few men, who are licensed in “therapeutic crying,” to help let out customers’ pent-up tears. Of course, they have to look good while they’re at it.
Currently, a total of six men may be “rented,” depending on the customer’s taste. You want cool guy? Get the one in plaid. You dig brown-haired Asians? Pick the one on the bottom left—he comes with a free toothbrush.
It’s natural to cry. But we have to admit: Paying a stranger to wipe our tears (and witness our ugly sobbing) is just plain lazy. Last time we checked, most of us had hands. More importantly, we had friends we didn’t have to pay for to comfort us. Wait, where are they now?
Well, great. That’s another reason to cry. Bring this tear delivery men service here, now.