From a German café using pool noodle hats to a Dutch restaurant housing its patrons inside personal greenhouses, establishments all over the world are thinking of innovative ways to adapt to social distancing regulations. The most recent idea with some creative thinking comes from Paris, where a café is using giant teddy bears to keep its customers apart.
A photo of a Parisian café’s outdoor seating was shared online recently, showcasing the genius idea. Each plush character is big enough to take up a whole seat, ensuring that the other, human diners can stay 1 meter apart (3.2 feet), which is currently the recommended distance in France.
Of course, the novel idea sparked a few funny comments on Reddit, including one user who wrote, “You want anything to eat? No thanks, I’m stuffed.” Another person wrote, “Makes the whole thing a little more bearable…” We can agree with that!
This Parisian café is using giant teddy bears as a way to adapt to social distancing regulations.
Social distancing in Parisian cafés today: pic.twitter.com/armOGkEARu
— Dawn Robertson 🇪🇺🏴🇳🇱#FBPE (@RobertsonDawn3) June 25, 2020
Here’s how other establishments around the world are keeping their customers a safe distance apart.
I prefer the German approach. pic.twitter.com/6gqv7bjx1R
— Jash Sayani (@JashSayani) June 26, 2020
This is how one restaurant is practing social distancing. pic.twitter.com/uXQ1EwR0iV
— EAST FEED. (@eastfeed) June 23, 2020
meanwhile, the Netherland’s social distancing restaurants are much more… elegant. pic.twitter.com/DWwG6oNIKK
— Samantha Gray (@samustrations) June 24, 2020
Ah, now that’s one way to maintain social distancing in pubs and restaurants 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/LtXTfS6HJ9
— Little Bit of Stone (@bitofstone) June 24, 2020
— もっち (@chacha0rca) May 21, 2020