If anything will restore your faith in true love, this is it: Lee Jin-gyuhas finally made an honest pile of cotton out of his beloved ‘dakimakura’ — a kind of large, huggable pillow from Japan — by marrying the pillow in a “special ceremony.”
Oh, that’s special, all right.
The 28-year-old wed the pillow (which has an image of Fate Testarossa, a character from an anime series, printed on its side) after dressing it in a wedding dress for the service in front of a local priest. Their nuptials were eagerly chronicled by the local media — no doubt because they’re inspired by the amazing love story.
“He is completely obsessed with this pillow and takes it everywhere,” said one friend who, surprisingly, remained anonymous.
“They go out to the park or the funfair where it will go on all the rides with him. Then when he goes out to eat he takes it with him and it gets its own seat and its own meal,” the friend added.
The pillow marriage is not the first similarly-themed unusual marriage in recent times — it comes after another Japanese man married his virtual girlfriend Nene Anegasaki, a character who only exists in the Nintendo DS game Love Plus, last November. Awwww.
No word on whether Lee and his dakimakur plan on expanding their family with a brood of throw pillows.