The one film for all animal lovers that will make them cry for sure is the film titled, “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”. This film is based on the real events of a Japanese Akita dog that was loyal enough to wait for his owner at the Shibuya train station in Tokyo every day for 9 years straight after his owner’s death. The dog was revered for his loyalty and since then has been used as a symbol of fidelity and loyalty in many adaptations across the pop-cultural references like in films, books, statues and much more.
Now another such story is in the play about one devoted loyal dog that is not willing to move an inch from the spot at where his owner, unfortunately, met his end tragically 18 months ago.
According to the local news media Nafpaktia News, the owner of the dog was a 40 years old man named Haris who died back on November 7th, 2017. Haris died after he suffered a collision from a cement mixer that was going from the Old Ring Road to the River Evinos. The news was a heartbreaking one in the local community as Haris’s elder brother had also lost his life in the same manner one year ago.
While it is still not known as to how Haris’s dog made it to the exact site of the crash which is 7 and a half miles away from their home in Nafpaktia but one thing is for sure, he is not willing to move from the shrine of his owner. This dog has been grieving for his passed away owner for now more than 1 and half a year. The dog comes back to this spot every day despite the locals trying to take him off the road or by allowing it to have a loving new family.
People were touched to see the loyalty and grief of this dog to his deceased owners have given up on trying convincing him to abandon this place. Instead of trying to convince the puppy to leave, they decided to help him by building the pup a little shelter on the roadside. These locals now also bring this dog food and water as the dog itself looks away in the distance as if patiently waiting for his owner to return one day.
The dog has been nicknamed as the ‘Greek Hachiko”.