The Loyal Waiting
As most people did after they watched this film, I cried. There’s no intricate plot
but very simple. Even it’s a straight story it still moved me deeply with its most
simple pieces of normal life which we can easily find around us. The train station, the
restaurant, the food stand and home.
When the old professor’s grandson asked his grandma where grandpa found
Hachi, the old professor’s wife answered, no, actually, Hachi found your grandpa.
That must be called the fate--between Hume beings and the animals.
He crossed an ocean and thousands of miles translation by a train, then, they met each other in a snowy day. The sharp and clear notes of the background music just felt
like snowflakes that floating in the air of quiet spin fell into my heart gently. Hachi
came here with that look on his face, and got ready to stay with the old professor with
his own short life.
They played together, slept together but Hachi never got the ball for anyone even the old professor. His friend told the old professor that the akita will never get the ball
unless there must be have some reasons. So, when Hachi get the ball to stop the old
professor go to work I realized something going to happen but never expect this one.
The old professor hadn’t come back; he missed the engagement he made with
Hachi. As the old professor’s family members, no one could carry on such sorrow like
this. So his wife escaped their home where they lived together, she sold the house and
away from the small town. Meanwhile she sent Hachi to her daughter to rise but
Hachi always ran out her daughter’s house and tried to back to the train station they
promised to meet each other.
He’s so firmly persisted on the engagement that the old professor’s daughter finally gave up and let him go. It stills a snowy day. Hachi ran to the train station to
keep the appointment. The same time, the same place, but he never met his owner
until he died in a snowy day he finally found the old professor walked to him just like
he did before.
Hachi showed how great the power of loyalty is with his own life. After years travel, the old professor’s wife backed to the small town and met Hachi, she cried.
She said, you are still here, let me wait for the next train with you. Heard these words,
I cried sadly.
Maybe love is the greatest power of the whole world but after I watched this film I thought loyalty also is the greatest in the world. If each dog would wait for his
owner but how we can to let them wait for us by their whole life? Maybe, the
certificate of the United States which for dogs can explain this:
My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. Any separation from you will painful for me. Remember that before you buy me.
Give me time to understand what you want of me.
Please castrate me; I can be healthier like this.
Don’t be angry at me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I have only you.
Talk to me sometimes. Ever if I don’t understand your words, I understand your
voice when it’s speaking to me.
When it's cold and wet outside，please bring me back home，because it’s warm to
stay at home and I don't want to be a homeless dog. Please pat me cuddle me and
provide me with water and food so that I can play with you and protect you.
Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones of
your hand, but that I choose not to bite you.
Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if
something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, or I’ve been out in the sun too long or my heart is getting old and weak.
Take care of me when I get old. You, too, will grow old.
Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, I can’t bear to watch it or Let it
happen in my absence. Everything is easier for me if you are there.
Remember I love you.
My dear friend, please love your pet as yourself. Even it may not the whole thing
of your life, but to your little pet, you are. Waiting is not the duty of your dog but only
because of loyalty and love. Just like the lines in the film: The meaning of loyalty is that you should never forget anyone that you loved.