What happens when you live on an island and you run out of cat food? You turn to the Internet!
Aoshima, is a tiny remote island in Japan. Also known as Cat Island, it’s not surprising that cats outnumber humans 6 to 1 here.
Not enough cat food
Due to bad weather conditions, the food supply service was put on hold recently – resulting in no cat food on the island. One of the cat caretakers had the genius idea of turning to Twitter for help. “Please send cat food to Aoshima, there are no stores to buy food here on Aoshima. The people here acquire their necessities by taking a boat to the mainland. However, it’s extremely windy in winter, and boat service is often suspended,” he tweeted.
Donations from all over
The Internet reacted, and a few days later the island was overwhelmed with donations. So many, in fact, that a second tweet had to be sent out. “Please stop sending supplies (cat food) to Aoshima,” said the following Tweet. “We got far more than we ever expected, and there’s no more storage room. We’ll be fine until April. Thank you all very much.”
Thank you, good people of the Internet!