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Restaurant Finds A Genius Way To Help Their Customers Feel Less Lonely While Social Distancing Using Pandas (10 Pics)
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Restaurant Finds A Genius Way To Help Their Customers Feel Less Lonely While Social Distancing Using Pandas (10 Pics)

A lot of places are starting to open already, but there are still some worries and concerns about keeping social distance between people. Well, a Vietnamese restaurant in Thailand found the perfect solution for how to keep their customers apart—pandas!

Maison Saigon placed plush pandas in the restaurant so that people have to sit at a safe distance. Also, if you come to eat alone, you have some company. The rules and regulations are changing rapidly and most of us are confused about what to do and how to be safe, so this idea is a charming and smart way to make sure everyone is being protected from the virus.

What do you think of this idea? Would you like to visit this restaurant? Tell us in the comments!

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mph seti
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd rather sit and eat with a stuffed panda than several people I know.

MsM
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When Bored Pandas meet up in person.

Lekha Kosuri
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just like Boredpanda is helping us feel less lonely! :)

Wasn’t Me
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would so go there. I'd have a convo with those pandas

Bill
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those Pandas look Bored

elia 84631
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They do a simular thing in Japan because of the lonelyness from the overworking.

R L
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would do a take-away panda.

Iris
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They look like me ! 🥰

AndersM
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would make me feel twice as lonely and stupid on the side.

Craig Lee
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2 years ago

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This is a dumb idea, and I think people probably need to figure out how to spend time on their own if social distancing is an issue for them.

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No you didn't
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cute. But if this is considered genius, the bar is pretty low.

IrishGirl
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wanna go there! the (bored) pandas are far more welcoming than my roommates

Cheryl Fontaine
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this! Anyone, especially someone a little bit lonely would have that Panda to talk to, hug a bit, and feel happy about.

kitty.boom
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We have a restaurant here in our country where you can sit with stuffed animals. It's a zoo themed, so you get giraffe, gorilla and other animals. I think it's cute, I saw a lot of people taking photos. You can have a giant stuffed animals whether you are alone or with a group.

Karin Gibson
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is not too sensible UNLESS you ensure that the diners do not touch the pandas as the fur is a perfect surface to allow the virus to spread. You would have to wash them every time someone sat next to them. Cute but not sensible.

Kimberley McMillan
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the only way I want to visit a restaurant.

Perfumista Perfumista
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

reminds me of an old cartoon - honey it's not that were all turning into teddy bears, it's that you're going crazy. I do want to eat there.

jevais
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful idea to make the restaurant look less empty and it's a thoughtful jester for the clients.

Elisabeth Byrne
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a cute, creative, and wonderful idea! 😍 🐼 Hopefully no one steals them or vandalises them...☹️

Kathy Racine
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it is an adorable idea! Just hope people don't think they can start moving them around.

BluEyedSeoulite
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So much better than creepy mannequins!

Nataša Isakov
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2 years ago

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Seabeast
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Better toy pandas than... something else. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/18/south-korean-football-team-apologises-for-using-sex-dolls-to-fill-stands

Ian Koch
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THESE PHOTOS ARE SO CUTE!!!

Janet Chaney
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have pandas in my front window of my house

Andrea Careless
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't feed the troll (so-called "Tough" Guy).

Alessandra Trabalho
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As long as they sanitize the pandas after very customer....

Gale Vester
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In a four-spot, add one panda, so two (or three, if the chairs are far enough apart) people could sit there. (Whatever Panda Express wants, well, they can drop _that_ crap straight down the toilet!) The only issue is whether people cough or sneeze near the pandas, which they will, so the panda idea is great in thought but not reality. :S

kurisutofu
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hmm... if an infected person ate with the stuffed panda, then it would contaminate everyone coming after ... Not a good idea.

Gipsy Kings fan
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it! I hope more restaurants follow Maison Saigon's example. They could use big teddy bears.

Nia Loves Art
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is much better than mannequins.

Avery S Alberico
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This would be adorable if this was in a Panda Express location

Heather Williams
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this! Maybe when restaurants open here I will take one of my plushies. Perhaps the giant llama one...

Oskar vanZandt
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stuffed pandas... better company than most. I also like the screens.

Gianna
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would be more freaked more than not feeling lonely, it would make feel more uncomfortable seeing panda everywhere lol!

Lauren Kirby
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very cute, but how often are they washed?

Andrea Careless
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's cute, but how is the restaurant going to disinfect the pandas?

Kingfisher
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My exact 1st thought! They will soon be vector bears

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Casey Thurston
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very cute but those pandas are just going to be Germ magnets.

Rissie
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Luckily ya can toss 'm in the ol' washin' machine.

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Only If Panda
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2 years ago

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FBI OPEN UP
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i smell the smelly smell... of a corny pun

Tiny Dynamine
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2 years ago

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I can't imagine that adults would really be able to pretend that the pandas are alive. I'd rather just sit on my own and read a book or something.

TOUGH GUY
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MAN FUCK PANDAS STUPID ASS PANDA ASS FUCKERS I WILL BEAT THA FUCK OUTTA U IF U ARE A PANDA IDC. TOUGH GUY OUT

juice
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...but...we're all pandas...everyone on BP is, which makes you a panda too buddy

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mph seti
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd rather sit and eat with a stuffed panda than several people I know.

MsM
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When Bored Pandas meet up in person.

Lekha Kosuri
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just like Boredpanda is helping us feel less lonely! :)

Wasn’t Me
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would so go there. I'd have a convo with those pandas

Bill
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those Pandas look Bored

elia 84631
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They do a simular thing in Japan because of the lonelyness from the overworking.

R L
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would do a take-away panda.

Iris
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They look like me ! 🥰

AndersM
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would make me feel twice as lonely and stupid on the side.

Craig Lee
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2 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

This is a dumb idea, and I think people probably need to figure out how to spend time on their own if social distancing is an issue for them.

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No you didn't
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cute. But if this is considered genius, the bar is pretty low.

IrishGirl
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wanna go there! the (bored) pandas are far more welcoming than my roommates

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this! Anyone, especially someone a little bit lonely would have that Panda to talk to, hug a bit, and feel happy about.

kitty.boom
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We have a restaurant here in our country where you can sit with stuffed animals. It's a zoo themed, so you get giraffe, gorilla and other animals. I think it's cute, I saw a lot of people taking photos. You can have a giant stuffed animals whether you are alone or with a group.

Karin Gibson
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is not too sensible UNLESS you ensure that the diners do not touch the pandas as the fur is a perfect surface to allow the virus to spread. You would have to wash them every time someone sat next to them. Cute but not sensible.

Kimberley McMillan
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the only way I want to visit a restaurant.

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

reminds me of an old cartoon - honey it's not that were all turning into teddy bears, it's that you're going crazy. I do want to eat there.

jevais
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful idea to make the restaurant look less empty and it's a thoughtful jester for the clients.

Elisabeth Byrne
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a cute, creative, and wonderful idea! 😍 🐼 Hopefully no one steals them or vandalises them...☹️

Kathy Racine
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it is an adorable idea! Just hope people don't think they can start moving them around.

BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So much better than creepy mannequins!

Nataša Isakov
Community Member
2 years ago

This comment has been deleted.

Seabeast
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Better toy pandas than... something else. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/18/south-korean-football-team-apologises-for-using-sex-dolls-to-fill-stands

Ian Koch
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THESE PHOTOS ARE SO CUTE!!!

Janet Chaney
Community Member
2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have pandas in my front window of my house

Andrea Careless
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't feed the troll (so-called "Tough" Guy).

Alessandra Trabalho
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As long as they sanitize the pandas after very customer....

Gale Vester
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In a four-spot, add one panda, so two (or three, if the chairs are far enough apart) people could sit there. (Whatever Panda Express wants, well, they can drop _that_ crap straight down the toilet!) The only issue is whether people cough or sneeze near the pandas, which they will, so the panda idea is great in thought but not reality. :S

kurisutofu
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hmm... if an infected person ate with the stuffed panda, then it would contaminate everyone coming after ... Not a good idea.

Gipsy Kings fan
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it! I hope more restaurants follow Maison Saigon's example. They could use big teddy bears.

Nia Loves Art
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is much better than mannequins.

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This would be adorable if this was in a Panda Express location

Heather Williams
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this! Maybe when restaurants open here I will take one of my plushies. Perhaps the giant llama one...

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stuffed pandas... better company than most. I also like the screens.

Gianna
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would be more freaked more than not feeling lonely, it would make feel more uncomfortable seeing panda everywhere lol!

Lauren Kirby
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very cute, but how often are they washed?

Andrea Careless
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's cute, but how is the restaurant going to disinfect the pandas?

Kingfisher
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My exact 1st thought! They will soon be vector bears

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Casey Thurston
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very cute but those pandas are just going to be Germ magnets.

Rissie
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Luckily ya can toss 'm in the ol' washin' machine.

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Only If Panda
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2 years ago

This comment has been deleted.

FBI OPEN UP
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2 years ago

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i smell the smelly smell... of a corny pun

Tiny Dynamine
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2 years ago

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I can't imagine that adults would really be able to pretend that the pandas are alive. I'd rather just sit on my own and read a book or something.

TOUGH GUY
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2 years ago

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MAN FUCK PANDAS STUPID ASS PANDA ASS FUCKERS I WILL BEAT THA FUCK OUTTA U IF U ARE A PANDA IDC. TOUGH GUY OUT

juice
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...but...we're all pandas...everyone on BP is, which makes you a panda too buddy

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