That's so nice. They have some similar things in Japan, such as "cat cafes" (as the name implies; cafes where cats live and roam around, interacting with customers), and also cat station masters, like Tama
I also remember reading something about a cat library somewhere here in the states. They have adoptable cats wandering around for people to spend time with, in hopes that it will help encourage people to adopt them.
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At the rainbow bridge: Slippy, Faramir, Gabriel, Lucky, Ammy