As the saying goes, Dog is man’s best friend! Although nowadays, it’s often difficult to believe that saying, when your devoted doggie is dragging your dirty pants, along with the underwear, out into the middle of the living room floor for all of the guests at your house to see! LOL!
However, one loyal dog in Japan demonstrated his unending devotion, by waiting for his master to come back to him.
He waited in the same spot EVERY SINGLE DAY for 10 long years after his master suddenly passed away. The photo above, is the last picture ever taken of the adorable animal, and it’s got to be one of the saddest things we’ve ever laid eyes on.
The dog’s name was Hachiko, and he was an Akita that belonged to a professor at the University of Tokyo. Each and every day, Hachiko would go to meet his master at the Shibuya Station until one fateful day in 1925 when the professor didn’t come home.
Hachiko obviously couldn’t have known that his master had suffered a deadly brain hemorrhage and wouldn’t ever return home again. So, there Hachiko sat, day after lonely day, waiting for the return of his beloved master, who he would never see again.
The heart-breaking story of the dog who never gave up garnered lots of media attention, which in turn, got the attention of the community. News of the story spread and many people were inspired to visit Hachiko at Shibuya Station and offer him food and treats.
The story eventually made world-wide news and a Hollywood film, which starred Richard Gere, was made based on Hachiko’s story.