Do you need a friend? How about new friends? Better looking friends perhaps? There is a company in Japan that is offering a service called “Real Appeal” to take care of any of the above. When you sign up for the program you receive a catalog of “friends” to select from and are free to pick based on sex, gender, hair color, and other criteria. From there 70 US dollars (and you pay any travel expenses) will get you one friend for 2 hours to do pretty much anything outside of sex or breaking the law.
Most of the friends are hired to walk around with people and take selfies. The pictures belong to the client and they are free to post them on any social media platforms they want and for as long as they want.
Other “friends” have been hired for funerals with the instructions to wail, cry and carry on, or weddings to be grooms men, brides maids, or just sit with the family and weep. One guy hired a friend to stand in line with him for 7 hours to wait for the new Nike shoes to be released, and a high school student dropped $700 for 10 friends to pose for one picture hash tagged my posse.
If anyone is interested I’ll offer the same service for half that price.