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    Default Hachi: A Dog's Tale

    Just got done watching this and still choked up. I cried about a good quarter of this movie. Really is a tear jerker and was a good movie. Only other movie that comes close was City Of Angels
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    I remember heraing about this movie a while back and was choked up just by the description.

    Reminds me a lot of the episode of Futurama, with Fry's dog waiting for him at the Pizza Place.

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    ....loved this movie. Also was choked up. If you ever suffered the loss of a family pet.....this will bring tears to your eyes. It's the reversal....and a true story (Japan). Gods have loyalty beyond the grave. Must see for animal lovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee1949 View Post
    ....Gods have loyalty beyond the grave.
    I'm thinking you made a typo ....I hope you are right! :tongue:

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    IIRC,it was based upon a true story,,I did not cry,,,for the record.
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    I enjoyed the movie a lot...and yes...there may have been a tear in the corner of my eye.

    And yes...it is based on a true story.


    Hachikō

    Each year on April 8th at a solemn ceremony in Tokyo's Shibuya railroad station, hundreds of dog lovers do homage to the loyalty and devotion of an Akita dog, Hachiko, faithful pet of Dr. Eisaburo Ueno, a professor at Tokyo University.

    Hachiko was born in Odate, Japan in November 1923, a white male Akita dog. At the age of two months, he was sent to the home of Professor Ueno of the Agricultural Department of the Tokyo University. The professor's home was in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. The professor commuted to the agricultural department in Komaba and the agricultural experimental station in Nishihara.

    On May 21, 1925, Dr. Ueno did not return because he had suffered a stroke and died at the university. Hachiko was eighteen months old. The next day and for the next nine years, Hachiko returned to the station and waited for his beloved master before walking home, alone. Nothing and no one could discourage Hachiko from maintaining his nightly vigil. It was not until he followed his master in death, in March l934, that Hachiko failed to appear in his place at the railroad station.

    Hachiko was sent to homes of relatives or friends, but he always continued to await his master, who was never to return, at the train station.

    The fidelity of Hachiko was known throughout Japan, owing to an article, "Faithful Old Dog Awaits Return of Master Dead for Seven Years" in the October 4, 1933 issue of Aashi Shinbun (Asahi News). Upon his death, newspaper stories led to the suggestion that a statue be erected in the station. Contributions the from the United States and other countries were received. Today, the statue of the Akita, Hachiko, pays silent tribute to the breed's faithfulness and loyalty. A bronze statue of Hachiko was put up at his waiting spot outside the Shibuya railroad station, which is now probably the most popular rendezvous point in Shibuya. Hachiko was mounted and stuffed and is on now on display at the Tokyo Museum of Art.

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