Photo credit:Wikimedia commons Hachiko 1923-1935
Hachiko, a white Akita dog, walked Dr. Ueno, his owner, to the train station in Tokyo every day to commute to work. He met the train at the end of the day to walk his master home. One day his master did not return because he suffered a stroke and died at work. Every day for the next nine years and until his death Hachiko went to the train station an awaited his beloved master before finally walking home alone.
Word of his faithfulness spread, contributions came in and a bronze statue was erected at the Tokyo train station at the spot where he waited. His devotion and loyalty are known throughout Japan.