The owners of the “Hott Spott” café, which is located in the port city of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, welcome stray dogs to their establishment every night.
After closing at three in the morning, when there are no more visitors, the doors of the café open for local mongrels.
Dogs can sleep on all sofas.
One of the settlers of the establishment posted on his Facebook page a photo of several dogs sleeping comfortably on one of the soft sofas.
In just a few days, this picture received over half a million likes and 300 thousand shares from touched users.
Lesbos is only a few miles off the coast of Turkey and is at the center of a global refugee crisis.
But despite the fact that this significantly reduced the flow of tourists to the island, Hott Spott continues to be popular among residents and visitors of Mytilene.
This is largely due to the institution’s specialty – a project to help animals.
“Our clients don’t mind at all. Many people come to us specifically to take a couple of photos with the dogs, and this morning they even called from an Athens television company – they want to come to us to shoot a story about dogs,” says an employee of the establishment, Antonis.
He also said that the project started back in July, and since that time the dogs spend the night here every night.