If there’s one movie that’s sure to make you sob as if it’s none of your business, it’s the legendary “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”.
Based on the true story of an extremely loyal and heartbroken Japanese Akita, who waited for his owner at Tokyo’s Shibuya train station every day for nine years after his death. It is a symbol of loyalty and fidelity.
Hachiko has been depicted in many popular culture adaptations around the world. The heartbreaking sad story of the beautiful friendship between man and his loyal dog is repeating itself 94 years later in Greece, where this devoted dog hasn’t left an inch from where its owner was. tragic fate 18 months ago.
Grab a napkin as this will once again prove that we don’t deserve our adorable dogs. And if you think of yourself as a truly loyal and loving friend, this family pet will teach you many things your heart can’t handle.
According to Nafpaktia News, the dog’s owner, a 40-year-old man named Haris, died on November 9, 2017 after colliding with a cement mixer on the old Ring Road to the Evinos River. The news shook the local community as just a few years ago his brother lost his life in a similar accident.
It remains a mystery how this modern-day Hachiko managed to get to the exact site of the ꜰᴀᴛᴀʟ ᴀᴄᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ, seven and a half miles from his home in Nafpaktos, but he refused to move away from the temple on the edge of the mountain owner’s path. He grieving for a year and a half at the same location and returned there every time despite the futile efforts of the locals to get him out of the way and give him a loving family.
Touched by the dog’s persistence to stay by his dog’s best friend even after the dog’s death, locals gave up trying to convince the stubborn dog to leave their new home. Instead, they decided to make his life more comfortable by building him a small roadside shelter, establishing a shrine to his master, and regularly bringing food and water drink for him while he looks out into the distance as he patiently waits for his human to return. The specialized pet is known as the “Greek Hachiko” in honor of the famous Akita breed.
Each story moves us deeply, but it also proves that dogs really are man’s best friend and that we have no choice but to return love to them.