Based on a heartwarming true story of strong bond and friendship between a dog and a college professor, this American adaptation of a Japanese tale talks about faith, devotion, and undying love. Hachiko: A Dog’s Story is a tearjerker film and directed by one of the greatest Swedish directors, Lasse Hallstrom, who gave us great movies like Dear John, Casanova, The Shipping News, Chocolat, The Cider House Rules, and Something to Talk About.
Every morning, Hachiko always accompanies his master to the train station and fetches his master in the afternoon after work. Sadly, Hachiko’s master passed away. However, this dog faithfully comes back to the same spot at the station to wait for his master every day. This becomes Hachiko’s daily routine for the next nine years. During his daily visits, Hachiko touches the lives of many people who ride the train and work nearby the station. He was able to teach these people the true essence of love, compassion, and unyielding loyalty. His visits to the station was stopped only when he died.
Hachiko was born in 10 November 1923 and died 08 March 1935. He was remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his master, even many years after his master’s death. Because of this, a bronze statue in Shibuya Station in Japan was built in his honor. This was Hachi’s waiting spot.
Not every person can be faithful and loyal, but every dog can.
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