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Kumamon is the official mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture in southern Japan. Since his debut in 2010, he’s become wildly popular, appearing in all kinds of media and lending his face to uncountable products. By some estimates, he’s pulling down hundreds of billions of yen a year. He’s given a guest lecture at Harvard, despite being mute, and has even met the imperial couple.

But despite this blessed existence, even mascots have bad days. And being in the public eye, those bad days are immortalized on film.

Kumamon is a veteran of many television appearances, but you might not have guessed it from his recent performance on a variety show. Twitter user @eriinuam posted a clip with the comment, “I saw Kumamon on TV for the first time in a while and it was so tragic I laughed out loud.”

Poor Kumamon. First he takes a tumble alighting from the train. No one looks cool when they fall, but it looks even more awkward when you are wearing a big bulky bear costume. At least there’s a little padding there, though.

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Then, Kumamon tries to regain his composure by helping out at a mochi factory, only to lose a glove to the machinery! At least it wasn’t his hand, but the staff still don’t look very happy.

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I know his face is made in a static smile, but I swear that is a look of existential despair.

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Aw, buck up, Kumamon! You are still insanely rich and widely popular. And tomorrow is another day.

Top image: Kumamon