http://dailyintake.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/hachi-gere%E2%80%99s-new-movie/ I saw a preview for this movie and couldn't stop crying! OMGosh! What a lovely and inspiring story! For those who haven't had the honor of hearing about this True story ... (((warning: movie spoiler))) It's about a professor who befriends an Akita puppy and they form this intense love bond like no other. As Hachi (Akita) grows he meets his owner (Professor) at the train station everyday after work. A year later, the Professor has a stroke and later dies, while Hachi is still waiting for him. The professor's wife ends up giving Hachi away to relatives. Hachi can't stand not seeing his beloved master and escapes his new home. He ends up going to the train station everyday (through rain, sleet and snow!) for 10 years waiting for his master to walk off that train to greet him... He's always there waiting for that one day he'll be able to see his master again not knowing that he died. UGH!!! This just tugged at every heart string! I can't believe I'm doing the Ugly Cry for this story... The Love is so strong and unconditional!! SIGH.... I know there's another fantastic True story about a smaller dog in Europe living on his master's grave until he died. He wouldn't move off his master's grave for anything... There goes my heart string pulling... Sigh... I'm just so appreciative that the countries that had the honor of having these dogs paid tribute to their story by erecting up bronze statues of these pups! In fact in Japan, when Hachi died they buried his bones with his master and had his remains taxidermied at a museum for all to see and remember. He's revered as an example of fierce Loyalty and honor in Japan!! Yay, Hachi!! I'm happy that Hachi is now with his master!! What an incredible story!! Thanks for letting me share this with you!!