This is the story of a dog which fascinates the world by his life long loyalty to his master. Hachiko is a brilliant dog with the ability to detect feelings hence able to know the people who love him and those who don't. He is from Japan, on transit to the United States when his cage falls at a train station. Parker Wilson, a college professor comes across him and tries to find him custody, but ends up taking him to his house.
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Over the days Hachiko and Parker grow fond of each other and he decides to keep him in a store outside their house. Hachiko becomes famous for his loyalty, when he escorts Parker to the train station every morning and meets every evening. Food vendors around the station grow fond of him and give him food on his way back home.
One morning, Hachiko seems to be having a bad feeling about Parker going to work and tries to stop him, but Parker fails to read the signs. He dies from a heart attack when giving a lecture and Hachiko's life takes a different turn. He waits for his master to return in the evening but realizes he is not coming. Family members try to make him understand but somehow he is still hopeful that Parker might return one day.
After the house has been sold off, Parker's daughter tries to adopt Hachiko but he runs off and establishes a home under one of the old train carriages at the station. Every evening, he goes to the same spot to wait for Parker's return and this goes on for so many years. He is fed by well wishers and news about him spread all over the world.
Best part of story, including ending:
I like this story because it is an illustration of loyalty and persitence
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene is where Hachiko refuses to fetch a ball, he is just not that kind of a dog
Opinion about the main character:
I like the persistence exhibited by Hachiko