The touching story about the most loyal animal to humans

Jan 28, 2023

Whether you love dogs or not, the following stories are sure to make you appreciate these beloved animals even more.

After waiting for his owner at the train station for 10 years, Hachiko died on March 8, 1935, with the sorrow of the Shibuya train station staff.

1. Hachiko the dog waited for his owner for 9 years at the train station

Hachiko was an Akita breed dog, born in November 1923 in a farm near the city of Odate, Akita Prefecture, Japan. In 1924, Hachiko was taken to Tokyo by his owner Hidesaburo Ueno, who was a professor at the Agriculture Department of the University of Tokyo.

Throughout that time, Hachiko and his owner became inseparable friends. Every morning, Hachiko would accompany Professor Ueno to the Shibuya train station, where he worked, and wait for him there at the end of the day.

However, on May 12, 1925, Professor Ueno passed away from a stroke while giving a lecture and was unable to return home. For the next 9 years, Hachiko continued to come to the train station at 3 PM to wait for his master to return.

It wasn't until a former student of Professor Ueno saw Hachiko that the touching story of the dog's loyalty became known. The student then wrote about Hachiko's loyalty, and the article was published in many newspapers in Japan and became widely known. The local government also erected a statue of the dog.

2. The dog Bobby kept watch by his master's grave for 14 years.

Bobby (May 4, 1855 - January 14, 1872) was a dog from Edinburgh, Scotland, who stood guard over the grave of his master, John Gray (who passed away in 1858) for 14 years until his own death in 1872.

The dog sat beside his master's grave.

Bobby, whose full name is Greyfriars Bobby, was named after the Greyfriars Kirk graveyard where the dog faithfully guarded his master's grave for 14 years. This touching story of Bobby spread throughout Edinburgh, and when the loyal dog passed away, he became a famous figure among the locals. The people of Edinburgh erected a statue of Bobby at the spot where the dog stood watch over his master's grave.

Greyfriars Bobby truly made those who did not love or understand dogs, have a different perspective on this most loyal of animals.

3. Lying for hours at the spot where the master passed away.

On October 23, 2015, Mrs. Kelly Black (42 years old) took her dog Paco for a walk. When they were near a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, they were hit by a truck unexpectedly. Mrs. Black died on the spot and Paco was slightly injured. However, many people present at the scene were moved when Paco stubbornly lay down in the same spot where his owner had died, even after her body was removed, he still didn't leave the scene.

After many hours passed, the family of the victim had to come and take the dog home. Relatives of Mrs. Black said that Paco was very attached to Mrs. Black, so when he witnessed the accident, Paco was probably very shocked and couldn't bear to leave.

4. Sitting by the master's grave for 6 years.

Capitan was a German Shepherd dog that was raised by Manuel Guzman, an Argentine. When Mr. Guzman passed away in 2006, his family discovered that the dog, Capitan, had also gone missing. They thought that it had died or was living with another family, but one day when they visited Miguel's grave, they saw the dog sitting next to his grave.

According to the cemetery director, every night at 6 PM, Capitan, the German Shepherd, lies by the grave of his owner, Miguel, and stays there throughout the night. Despite the family never having taken Capitan to visit Miguel's grave, somehow, the dog always finds his way to his owner's grave. The family has tried taking Capitan home, but the dog always returns to the grave before nightfall.

5. Saving the owner from death in the 9/11 terrorist attack.

In the US, on September 11, 2001, Omar Eduardo Rivera - a blind computer technician, is now trapped in one of the most dangerous situations in the world.  Mr. Rivera works on the 71st floor of the World Trade Center tower and came here with his dog Dorado as usual on that fateful morning.

 When the first plane piloted by terrorists crashed into the tower, Mr. Rivera knew he was in a situation where he was hanging on to his hair.  He thought that a blind old man like himself could not escape, so he untied the dog Dorado and ordered him to run out to survive.

 At first the dog obeyed its owner's orders, but 10 minutes later, Mr Rivera felt the loyal dog rubbing against his leg.  Dorado returned with his owner in distress and with the help of a colleague of Rivera guided him down the emergency stairs.

 It took them more than an hour to go all the way through 72 flights of stairs and get out safely.  As soon as they got out, the whole tower collapsed with thousands of people trapped inside.  Mr. Rivera claims that it was his loyal dog Dorado who saved his life. 

6. Jump off the tracks to save the blind owner

 In the United States, on December 17, 2013, a dog jumped off the tracks to save his blind owner's life just before the subway hit Manhattan in New York City.

 According to a witness, Orlando tried to wake Mr Williams up even as the train was approaching: "The dog kissed the owner and tried to drag him out of danger."  Witnesses alerted the driver to slow the train down.  Fortunately, both fell into the trench of the track and escaped death.  Paramedics on the scene took Mr. Williams to the hospital and said Orlando was not seriously injured.

 Mr. Williams has been blind since 1995 and Orlando is his second guide dog.