Tokyo’s Commuter Cat

This cat rides the Seibu Ikebukuro railway line in Tokyo all by itself. And this is not the first time. Passengers have been taking pictures of the cat riding the subway since 2013! Railway regulations stipulate that all animals must be in carriers, but they can’t cite the cat’s owners, because no one knows who they are.

The various people seated next to the cat show that it’s not accompanying its owner on an excursion into the city, but that it is indeed hopping on the train somewhere along the line all on its own. It even seems to be learning the basics of train etiquette, as in recent photos it’s generally perched on the bench seat in a compact manner, leaving room for others who want to sit down.

The staff of the Seibu Ikebukuro line are apparently turning a blind eye to the commuter cat, at least as long as no one complains. You can see more pictures this cat at RocketNews24. -via The Daily Dot

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I have extreme [anti]faith in humanity. Someone will gripe. Besides, in an open air space like that, someone who has allergies would only be triggered if they pet the friggin cat and if they're allergic they shouldn't be doing that.

But hoping for the best is always better anyway.
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Maybe not, since the cat has been riding for years. Most of the people who ride the line are regulars, so if anyone were severely allergic, they should have heard about it by now.
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"The staff of the Seibu Ikebukuro line are apparently turning a blind eye to the commuter cat, at least as long as no one complains." Which is unfortunate that eventually some numbnut will complain despite the cat absolutely causing no problems whatsoever. S/he probably just likes people and it learned it can always find them in the long 'tube-thing that that moves faster than a mouse on cheese."
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