Modern-Day ‘Hachiko’ in Inner Mongolia Waits Over 80 Days for its Late Owner to Return
Have you heard of the Japanese Akita dog named Hachiko?
Hachiko is considered as a national hero to the Japanese. In fact, he has his own bronze statue next to Shibuya Train Station in Tokyo.
According to the story, the dog waited for his late owner at the train station for over 9 years. Of course, the dog had no idea that his owner would never come back after experiencing cerebral hemorrhage at work.
But Hachiko never failed to arrive at the train station every single day for 9 years and 9 months. He is always ahead of the train that used to carry Professor Hidesaburō Ueno, his owner. Hachiko passed away peacefully and alone on the street near Shibuya train station on March 8, 1935.
Because of this, Hachiko became famous all over the world.
Since then, a number of dogs also did a similar thing, but none of them beat the late Hachiko’s record of waiting for his late owner for more than 9 years.
Recently, netizens are calling a canine dog in Mongolia as the modern-day Hachiko as the loyal dog is waiting at the railing in the middle of a road for his owner who would never arrive. This unnamed dog has no idea that his owner met a car accident that happened in that spot. Like Hachiko, the dog continued to come back to the spot, hoping his owner would be there and pick him up.
The dog stayed at the side of the road since August 21. Motorists have gotten worried about the plight of the dog as he might get side-swiped by a car, considering that this is a busy street in Mongolia. The dog stays there even though it is raining. Worse, winter was fast approaching, it could get the poor dog in serious trouble once the snow begins to fall.
Some netizens are concerned about the dog’s well-being, they are hoping the family of the dog’s owner might recognize it and pick him because the dog is skittish, and runs away when approached.
He refuses help from kind-hearted animal lovers who tried to help him. While some people have also reportedly placed food near his post, so he could find it since he refuses to touch the water and food if they try to directly give at his waiting spot.