At a local noodle house in Shanghai’s Jing An district, two friends go out for a bite.
The video shows a man seated at the table with his best friend, a squirrel on a leash. The squirrel tries to go introduce himself to the customer seated at the next table, before being guided back onto his friend’s shoulder, where he scampers around like a pirate’s parrot.
We can confirm that the pair was met with no opposition from the restaurant staff, who presented the bowl of noodles to the man and squirrel without a second glance. They did not offer nuts.
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