Hachi-A Dog's Tale

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    I watched this today on the Family Channel.

    The last hour I was crying, and after the movie I was sobbing :(

    It's based on a real story. The movie, starring Richard Gere, americanized it.

    The real story was that Hachikoo was an Akita that belonged to a prof of agriculture from Tokyo Anniversary.

    Every day Hachi used to meet his master at the train station.

    His master died, and for 9 years later, Hachi went to the train station to meet his master.

    He survived by the people at the train station and the neighborhood giving him food.

    It made the headlines in Japan, and Hachi became a symbol of loyalty and family.

    A bronze symbol was erected at the train station of Hachi.

    Every year dog lovers go there to honor him.

    My wife stopped watching after the first hour, we heard of the story before, and when she saw Hachi meeting Richard Gere at the train station, she figured out it was this story, and stopped watching. I wasn't that smart.

    Hachik
     
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    Dogs are just the best of creatures.
     
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    At the end of the movie I was sobbing.

    I went on the floor with my lab Aerial. She saw how upset I was and kept licking my face.

    What a good doggie.

    They are indeed amazing creatures.
     
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    It's a cute movie. I supposed I snotterd up a bit.
    It took me 10 years to get to like our dog.
    He's got just enough Chow in him to make him... unpredictable.
     
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    The statue of Hachiko is a very popular meeting place at Shibuya station. It's so busy there almost all the time that often friends will just say "meet me at Hachiko at 8" or something so they can find each other amidst all the milling crowds.
     
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    Do you suppose Richard Gere cooks on a Hibachi?
     

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