Professional Panda Hugger is a Real Job

As much as we love working at Lii headquarters, this panda-hugging business might be our ultimate dream job. The Giant Panda Protection Research Center in Chengdu, China, hire people to cuddle with pandas full-time for a salary of $32k yearly. According to China Daily, the caretaking responsibilities include: “Spending 365 days with the pandas and sharing in their joys and sorrows. You need perseverance for this job. We expect that the applicants will be mainly white-collar workers from big cities. They are used to eating whatever they want, but inside the giant panda base, the choices will not be plentiful.” We think we just found our new purpose in life.

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