Hachiko, an Akita dog in Japan, set an example for loyalty by waiting patiently for his master to return from work at a railway station. Hachiko did this routine for 11 years every day.
In 1924, Hachiko was brought to Tokyo by its master Hidesamuro Ueno, who was a professor in the agricultural department at the University of Tokyo. Hachiko would routinely meet his master at the railway station and when his master died in May of 1925, the faithful dog continued his routine.
Hachiko garnered quite a bit of attention and was regarded as a shining example of loyalty. Hachiko became a national figure and, when the dog passed in 1935, a statue was erected in his honour.
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