Super Stationmaster Tama

After the Wakayama Electric Railroad had to lay off employees at the Kishi Station in Kinokawa, they appointed a cat named Tama to be station master. She greets visitors and even has a little cap.

Tama has become a huge tourist attraction and helped reverse the fortunes of the Wakayama Electric Railroad. Tama is paid in catfood.

Awesome. (Via BBC)