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Loyal Dog Refuses To Leave His Owner’s Car Crash Site For 18 Months So Locals Built Him A Home
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Loyal Dog Refuses To Leave His Owner’s Car Crash Site For 18 Months So Locals Built Him A Home

If there is one film that will certainly make you sob like it’s nobody’s business, it’s the legendary “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.” Based on a true story of an incredibly loyal and heartbroken Japanese Akita who waited for his owner at Tokyo’s Shibuya train station every day for nine years following his death. As a symbol of remarkable loyalty and fidelity, Hachiko was portrayed in many adaptations across pop culture worldwide: books, films, statues, and more. The heartbreakingly sad story of a beautiful friendship between man and his loyal dog is repeating itself 94 years later in Greece, where this devoted family dog hasn’t moved an inch from the spot where his owner met his tragic fate 18 months ago.

So grab a napkin as this will once again prove that we don’t deserve our adorable dogs. And if you thought you’re a really loyal and loving friend, this family pet will teach you more than your heart can handle.

More info: nafpaktianews.gr | youtube.com

Image credits: Nafpaktianews Web TV

According to Nafpaktia News, the dog’s owner was a 40-year-old man called Haris, who died on 9 November 2017 after a collision with a cement mixer on the Old Ring Road to the River Evinos. The news shook the local community as just a few years prior, his brother had lost his life in a similar accident.

Image credits: Nafpaktianews Web TV

It remains a mystery how this modern-day Hachiko made it to the exact spot the fatal crash happened, which is seven-and-a-half miles away from his home in Nafpaktos, but he refuses to move from his owner’s roadside shrine. He has been grieving for one-and-a-half years at the same spot and returning to it every time despite the vain efforts of locals to take him off the road and give him a loving family.

Image credits: Nafpaktianews Web TV

Image credits: Nafpaktianews Web TV

Touched by the dog’s persistence of staying beside his human best friend even after his death, locals have given up on trying to convince the stubborn pup to abandon his new home. Instead, they decided to make his life more comfortable by building him a little shelter on the roadside, crafting a shrine to his owner, and regularly bringing him food and water while he’s looking into the distance as he patiently waits for his human to return. The dedicated pet became known as the “Greek Hachiko” in honor of the famous Akita.

Image credits: Nafpaktianews Web TV

Image credits: Nafpaktianews Web TV

Countless sad stories are showing canine unconditional love and loyalty. Just last year, we wrote about a dog in Brazil who chased an ambulance carrying his stabbed owner and later waited four months at the hospital’s entrance after he died. Each story touches us deeply, but it also proves that dogs are indeed man’s best friends, and we have no other choice but to give love back to them.

Image credits: Nafpaktianews Web TV

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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2 years ago (edited)

Well that's me covering my keyboard with tears while my colleague looks at me and pretends she isn't thinking "oh he's reading a sad animal story again". Honestly mate this kills me, i just want to go and live there with him. If only humans had some of the love and loyalty dogs have, we really don't deserve them. The locals are making him comfy and looking after him, that's all we can ask. Poor dog, wish i could tell him his owners gone.

Mindy Keys
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2 years ago

Dear friend, if this got you, do not go see "The art of Racing in the Rain". Beautiful story - to be read home alone until you ugly cry yourself to sleep or to sick, whatever comes first. Animal stuff gets me like nothing else.

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John Montgomery
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2 years ago

"If it takes forever. I will wait for you forever"

Alberto Cevallos
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2 years ago

If it takes forever, I will wait for you For a thousand summers, I will wait for you....

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Kimberly Irving
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2 years ago

ACK! My feels, they hurt....I don't know what we humans did to deserve dogs, but here we are...thank you puppers for all you do.

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Well that's me covering my keyboard with tears while my colleague looks at me and pretends she isn't thinking "oh he's reading a sad animal story again". Honestly mate this kills me, i just want to go and live there with him. If only humans had some of the love and loyalty dogs have, we really don't deserve them. The locals are making him comfy and looking after him, that's all we can ask. Poor dog, wish i could tell him his owners gone.

Mindy Keys
Community Member
2 years ago

Dear friend, if this got you, do not go see "The art of Racing in the Rain". Beautiful story - to be read home alone until you ugly cry yourself to sleep or to sick, whatever comes first. Animal stuff gets me like nothing else.

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John Montgomery
Community Member
2 years ago

"If it takes forever. I will wait for you forever"

Alberto Cevallos
Community Member
2 years ago

If it takes forever, I will wait for you For a thousand summers, I will wait for you....

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Kimberly Irving
Community Member
2 years ago

ACK! My feels, they hurt....I don't know what we humans did to deserve dogs, but here we are...thank you puppers for all you do.

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