I recently watched Hachiko: A Dog's Story Movie starring Richard Gere. This movie is an American adaptation of a Japanese tale about a loyal dog named Hachiko. This very special friend would accompany his master to the train station every day and return each afternoon to greet him after work. Sadly his master departs one day, passes away and never returns to the station. Hachiko faithfully returns to the same spot at the station the very next day, and every day for the next 9 years to wait for his beloved master. During his daily visits, Hachiko touches the lives of many who work near and commute through the town square. He teaches the local people love, compassion and above all unyielding loyalty. Today, a bronze statue of Hachiko sits in his waiting spot outside the Shibuya station in Japan as a permanent reminder of his devotion and love.
I really liked this tear-jerker of a movie and it is a story of true devotion and loyalty and it makes me wonder why more people can't be this way since even animals can show this type of loyalty and devotion for a human being. My boyfriend and I watched this together but this would definitely be a movie you could watch with the whole family, both young and old. My kids will really love it as they are both animal lovers. I will definitely share this movie with my parents and boyfriend's parents.