Belgian hotel rents fish to lonesome guests

Hotel offers fish for $4 per night

A Belgian hotel is offering its solo guests a fish for companionship for around $4 per night.

The Hotel Charleroi Airport has been running the fish rental service for several years, but has only recently caught peoples' attention after a social media post went viral.

"We started a few years ago. The idea was to surprise our guests, as we always try to do," hotel manager David Dillen told The Independent. "It's brilliant to see how people react to it. They smile, they take pictures to put on social media. We rent a few fish per week."

Dillen also put animal cruelty concerns to rest by adding that the hotel takes "very good care of our fish."