In days when you're spending so much time on video calls with the same faces every day, how about mixing things up a bit by adding a fresh face to the gallery?
How about inviting a farm animal as a virtual guest on your next ZOOM conference call with your team?
Well, for a 100$, the Sweet Farm Silicon Valley-based animal sanctuary offers a cameo from a farm animal, as part of its recently launched "Goat 2 meeting" initiative.
And yes. it's for real.
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"Need a fresh face to brighten up your video conference meetings? Want a fun experience for an online Happy Hour? Looking for a virtual tour? The Sweet Farm Animal Ambassadors are here for you," a post on the farm's website reads.
"You send us your meeting link and we'll call in to bring some smiles to your co-workers faces"
Packages range from $65 for a virtual private tour of the farm to $225 for a 25-minute corporate meeting virtual tour. In between, you can find the best option- $100 for a 10-minute cameo visit from an animal.
Turns out, the demand is huge
The owners even added a special note on their page saying that "We have been truly amazed at the reception to our Goat-2-Meeting program! We're overloaded on requests, so your favorite time slot might not be available. We're working hard to open up more time slots, so check back soon".
The farm's co-founder, Anna Sweet, explained to Business Insider: "I think we're all a little stressed with what's going on — many of us have been sitting inside. We're just hoping to bring some smiles to people's faces while bringing them out to the farm at the same time."
Here is one happy customer: