When I'm feeling down, probably the only thing I want more than an entire pint of ice cream and a cuddly kitten is to be comforted by a handsome dude. I do not think I'm alone in this. Sad people everywhere, rejoice, because you now have the capability to hire a hot guy to wipe your tears away. You just need to get to Japan.
Japanese company Ikemeso, whose name is a play on the words ikemen (hot guy) and mesomeso (crying), provides a "therapeutic crying" service for people who are feeling down. Personally, I think this is a genius plan, and this is not the first time that Japan has been on their A game regarding the business of being sad. Remember when a crying hotel opened in Tokyo? I'm bringing it up because I wrote an article about it, but also because it's relevant.
Anyway, Ikemeso's premise is pretty straightforward. All you need are a lot of feelings and $65 — which, to be honest, is pretty manageable. The service seems to be target at women in the workplace; however, given that it will no doubt come in handy for a wide variety of people in a wide variety of situations, I'm not sure you really need to be a lady or have an office job. In any event, Ikemeso believes it's a bonding experience to cry with your co-workers. Agree? Disagree? You be the judge.
For the curious, here's how it works:
Step 1: Feel Sad
Not too difficult, right?
Step 2: Pick Your Favorite Handsome Man
Difficult only in that if I'm sad, I'm probably thirsty and am in one of those moods where 90 percent of guys look good. Anyone else get into those ruts? No? Awesome.
Note: This is a real man from the actual Ikemeso site who is really for hire to literally wipe your tears away and probably stare at you with his wise AF eyes for a while.
Step 3: Watch Sad Movie with Favorite Handsome Man
WHICH ONE WILL I CHOOSE? WHICH HANDSOME MAN AND WHICH SAD MOVIE? TOO MANY DECISIONS ON THINGS THAT I LIKE. ENOUGH ALREADY.
Step 4: Cry About It
Already on it!
Step 5: Be Comforted
Ugh, I can only imagine how relaxing this would be. All therapy should be based on this concept. Psychologists, take note. All you need is a good-looking face and hands that can wipe away tears.