Hachiko- True Story of Dog’s Loyalty and Love

Hachiko

Dogs are man’s best friend.They are a beautiful animal in the world.They love their owner unconditionally. It doesn’t matter for them whether you are rich or poor.They only want to be the owner.I think the word “Loyalty” is made for dogs.

If you want to know what is unconditional love and loyalty is, Hachiko is a perfect example of it. Hachiko was an Akita dog born on a farm near Odate, Japan. In 1924, a professor named Hidesaburō Uenoin in the agriculture department at the  Tokyo University took an Akita dog(Below a real pic of Hachiko) as a pet.

real pic of hachiko

Uenoin commuted each day to University daily. Hachiko would leave the house at the end of the day to greet the master at Shibuya station. Everyday he waited at Shibuya station for his master’s return every evening.This became a regular routine.But, one day in 1925, this routine discontinued.Professor suffered a cerebral bleed while giving a lecture.Professor died at that time, he didn’t return to the station where Hachiko would have been waiting. 

But there Hachiko sat, everyday, waiting for the return of his beloved master unknowingly that he died.He waited for every single day for 10 years at the same locations.Soon, it became national news.Lost of people came to see Hachiko and offered him treat. On March 8, 1935, at the age of 11, Hachiko died. He was found dead on the street of Shibuya.

The picture below, the last one picture of Hachiko, is one of the saddest things we’ve ever seen.You will see that around his body, his owner’s wife and station staff are sitting.

last picture of hachiko

A few years later after Hachiko died, a statue was built in Hachiko’s honor near Shibuya Station. Hachiko statue is a symbol of loyalty, dedication and love, one can go any level to be with the beloved one.He inspired people around the world. Eventually, his story spread around the world.Even Hollywood made a film based on Hachiko’s story named “Hachiko-A Dog’s Tale”.

No one can deny that dogs are really man’s best friend.Do you agree??

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