Railway Cats: How Stray Cats Saved The Diorama Restaurant in Japan from the Pandemic

The Railway Cats Diorama Restaurant, located in Osaka, Japan was close to being shut down due to the pandemic. But thanks to stray cats that the owner, railway model enthusiast Naoki Teraoka saved, that all changed.

Teraoka opened the miniature train model-themed restaurant in 2018. Due to the global pandemic, his business was on the brink of being shut down.  The stray cat and its family that Teraoka rescued, however, provided the life his business needed. The cats started climbing, lounging, and sleeping on his miniature train models. Teraoka started taking photos of the cats and posting the images on the restaurant’s Instagram account

The photos attracted a lot of attention of people on the Internet, which gave his restaurant the customers it needed!

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The cats look like giant monsters ravaging the train and idyllic village!

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