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Hachiko: A Dog’s Story (video)

This is an excerpt from a feature film based on the true story of Hachiko (or Hachi), a Japanese dog who waited for his master every day at the Shibuya station in Tokyo. When his master died, Hachi continued to show up at the station for 9 years until he died. There is a statue of Hachi at Shibuya station and it is a favorite meeting place.

The film brings the story to the United States; Richard Gere plays the man who adopts the abandoned dog and trains him. Gere goes to work every day and when he returns, Hachiko is waiting for him at the station. When Gere’s character dies, the family tries to dissuade Hachiko from going to the station, to no avail. He continues to wait there for years until he too dies.

The film has been shown in over 25 countries, though it was not released in theaters in the United States. However, it is available on DVD and is being shown on the Hallmark channel. See it! It scored an amazing 8.1 by reviewers on IMDB. It will bring joy to your heart and tears to your eyes. Never will you find a more eloquent example of a dog’s love of, and faithfulness to, a man.

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3:00AM PDT on Aug 19, 2014

Adorable movie, very heartwarming story. Thank you for sharing.

6:03AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

very touchind and heartbreaking,thank you for sharing 15/7

6:01AM PDT on May 6, 2013

very sweet, but the famliy of the dogs owner should have taken better care of the dog not let it grief until it died many years later. Cause no human is worth that. cause really if the dog was trouple his owner would gladly dump him or kick him out.

1:49AM PDT on May 1, 2013

heartbreaking,thank you for sharing

5:53PM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

thanks

1:12AM PST on Mar 5, 2013

The bittersweet quality of life in all its beauty... I cried too of course.......

9:20AM PST on Feb 8, 2013

beutiful movie, cried a lot

4:57AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

There's no love like the doggies'

5:13AM PST on Nov 11, 2012

Cried my eyes out watching the movie and again watching the clip. Heart wrenching and wonderfully beautiful.

3:43AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

I Love Hachiko !

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