Uber offers 15 minutes of cuteness with kitten office deliveries
The service was arranged through the Uber app, where people could either book a ride, or select to have a pet delivered for 15 minutes of petting
Pick-up service Uber has driven into the realm of cuteness, with puppy and kitten deliveries to people’s workplaces.
Uber teamed up with animal rescue centers to provide kittens and puppies for office workers in Australia and the U.S. to pet.
But while the opportunity to have 15 minutes of snuggle time is undeniably the ultimate in cute offers - there is also a serious motive behind the service. Uber’s special offer helped to raise funds for the care and awareness of the millions of neglected animals in shelters across America and Australia.
All proceeds from the promotion were donated to animal care homes.
The service is arranged through the Uber app, where people can either book a ride, or select to have a pet delivered for 15 minutes of petting.
But it is not cheap - in the U.S. customers paid $30 for 15 minutes with the little bundles of fluff. But this is arguably a bargain given the scientific evidence that says stroking pets helps to significantly lower stress – as opposed to the vast bills patients pay after seeing a therapist.
It might also help Uber win favor with Australians as the company was forced to apologize for price surging during the Sydney siege.
In the U.S. the service was run in honor of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XI on Superbowl Sunday.