You might love Facebook birthday wishes, you might think that they reek of obligation, but most everyone can agree that we’d rather have hugs than “likes,” right?
That’s the point of Outback’s b-day chair, as seen in the viral video above. In some Brazilian Outback Steakhouse locations, this “hugging chair” turns all of your Facebook happy birthday wishes into actual hugs.
It works like this: You log in to your Facebook account and sit in the chair. Every time you get a new “happy birthday” note on your wall, two comical arms reach around and embrace you to let you know that you are loved. The chair also snaps a photo end-of-the-roller-coaster-style.
It’s pretty hilarious. No word on whether Outback’s b-day chair is just being tested in Brazil for an eventual move to the states and elsewhere, but we can dream.