There’s a travel agency for stuffed animals and it’s not totally batshit

It’s tempting to immediately pass judgment on the Unagi Travel agency, which does only one thing: sends clients’ stuffed animals on trips. Oh boy is it tempting. For example, a dashing and thoughtful travel writer that you may know, upon hearing about the service, was heard to say something that rhymes with “Are you yucking titting me?”

But, as much as it pains him to admit, he was deeply off base. Unagi’s service is (mainly) meant for people who are too impaired, physically or otherwise, to manage the trips themselves. Seeing their stuffed animals gallivanting about imbues them with vicarious joy. In one case, a woman was so inspired by her stuffed animal’s travel hijinks that she sought out the necessary therapy for her legs so she too could get out and travel.

If nothing else, just look at the cute.

Unagi

Via the Unagi Facebook page

Unagi

Via the Unagi Facebook page

Unagi

Via the Unagi Facebook page

You can send Spot, your stuffed panda, on the “Mystery Tour” for just US$35, though the US$45 Tokyo tour looks like a great value.

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