Hachiko  ( Hachi )

This is a true story.

In 1923, a golden brown Akita dog, named Hachiko was born on a farm near the city of Odate, Japan. A professor named Hidesaburo Ueno adopted Hachiko and treated him like his own family. The master showered him with love and the dog returned the affection the professor showed him.

Their bond was so strong that everyday, Hachiko would accompany his master to Shibuya station. Every single day the dog would patiently wait for his masters return from work in the late afternoon.

This happy routine came to an end and tragedy struck in 1925. Professor Ueno suffered from a brain hemorrhage and passed away. Hachiko, who is clueless about his master fate, continue waiting for his return.


For the next 10 years, the poor dog awaited his masters return in the train station anticipating a reunion that would never happen.

For his ever-fateful devotion to his owner, Hachiko became a legendary figure, a true testament to the depths of love dogs have for their humans.

Hachiko was found dead on a street in Shibuya on March 8, 1935. His owner’s wife and station staff sit around his body, mourning the loss of the faithful companion.

Hachiko died but his legendary faithfulness was never forgotten.

Beloved Hachiko before his burial

I have watched this movie many times and I still cry every single time, because I see the love and the trust in my own dogs eyes.

I am the whole world to them, they take me for walks, let me know when its time for a dish of ice cream, when its time to get up, when they need more loving from me, when they want to go for a truck ride and many more things.

You see, I am their whole life. They are just as much part of my life as my human family.

“Hachi A Dogs Tale” with Richard Gere. A story you will never forget.

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