Hey folks! Mr. Magoo here with a great movie recommendation for y’all to check out. It’s a fantastic movie called “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” that all animal lovers are sure to adore! Hachi is an Akita puppy who is found abandoned at a train station. A college professor played by Richard Gere finds Hachi there and ends up adopting him and giving him a good home. Now, I’ll tell you right now—Hachi is an adorable puppy, but he can’t compete with me or any other Lhasa Apso.
Anyways, the college professor takes him home and welcomes him in to the family. After that, every time he tries to leave to go to the train station for work, Hachi follows him there! The dog goes with him to the train station, leaves when his human gets on the train, and then comes back again when he hears the train coming back later in the evening. That’s a loyal dog for ya! Hachi continues to wait for his human everyday in the same spot by the train station for the rest of his life. The whole town knows about him and expects to see him pass by on his way to pick up his human from work. But this is the real kicker… Hachi is a true story!!
The real dog was named Hachiko and was born in 1923 in Japan. Hachiko affected his neighbors so strongly that after he died, they put a bronze statue of the Akita at the train station in Tokyo, Japan where Hachiko would always wait for his human. I’m not going to ruin the ending for you; you’ll have to see it for yourself to see what happens in the end with Hachi and his family! I watched it with Mom and my sisters. I tried to hide it from them, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: us dogs can cry at good movies just like humans. But don’t tell anyone I said so! This is a great movie to share with the whole family, dogs and humans alike!
Let us know what ya think of it! Woof!