"We wanted to show people the charm of hedgehogs, which give the impression of being hard to handle," Mizuki Murata, a staffer at the cafe, told Reuters. "We wanted to get rid of that image by letting people touch them. The cutest thing about hedgehogs is getting them to finally open up and show you their face."
So, uh, are you overwhelmed with jealousy yet? Of course, we'd love as many cat cafes as there are Starbucks locations here, but let's just hope the hedgehog cafe craze makes its way to the US, too. Just look at the stupidly cute little things: