During the COVID-19 pandemic, a restaurant in Osaka, Japan, was nearly done in by the effects of the virus until the restaurant owner,Teraoka, rescued a sickly kitten and a family of stray cats.
The restaurant owner decided to adopt the kittens, only to realize Simba (the first, sickly kitten) was part of a package deal. Soon the rest of the fur-family showed up to the restaurant. With a lack of customers and surplus food to spare, Teraoka started feeding the stray kitties
As customers began to flow in and popularity grew, he was able to expand his operations with a second-floor cat shelter. Teraoka tries to populate his establishment with felines that are most at risk. To date, he’s traveled as far as 200 miles to make a rescue, has been responsible for finding homes for more than 60 strays, and has taken dozens more off the streets.
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In classic Japanese horror films, megalithic monsters roam the countryside destroying everything in their path, however, at one Osaka restaurant nearly done in by the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a band of non-marauding “Catzillas” that stepped in to save the day. Naoki Teraoka’s miniature-railway-themed restaurant was doing well until the pandemic struck.