Both urban legends and social media alike have attested to the loyalty of man’s best friend. One such story in Greece was reported in major media earlier this month, telling of a doggo that waited 18 months at the spot where his master was killed in a car crash.
Nearby residents offered him food and even tried to adopt him, but he refused to move from his place. When the weather becomes hot, he takes shelter under some nearby bushes.
The locals have dubbed him a “Greek Hachiko,” referencing the story of a dog from Japan that waited a full 10 years for his dead master to return.
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The Greek dog’s love and loyalty has melted the hearts of the nearby residents, who even built a kennel for him.
His master, a 40-year-old man named Haris, had been struck by a cement truck in 2017. The dog’s name is still unknown.
Another remarkable fact about this story is that the owner’s house is almost 7.5 miles away, according to Nafpaktia News, and nobody knows how the dog managed to locate the crash site.
A shrine was erected in memory of the dog owner.
The story of Hachiko, similarly, tells of a dog in Tokyo that waited at a train station for 10 years. That was long ago, in 1925. Sometimes the loyalty of the dogs surprises us and forces us to see them in a new perspective.
An even older tale is that of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh
Once owned by a police watchman in the 19th century, Bobby was a sky terrier who guarded the grave of his dead master for 14 years before dying himself.
His owner, John, died in 1858 and was buried in Grey Friars. Bobby went to the graveyard, where he stayed even in harsh weather conditions without leaving his master’s side.
Bobby became famous and people would come to visit him. Bobby died in 1872. One year later, a statue of Bobby was erected to commemorate his legacy.
Another faithful dog named Capitan
Capitan was a German shepherd in Argentina that waited at his master’s grave for 12 years, even sleeping on his master’s grave every night. In 2006, his master, Miguel Guzman, died. Capitan stayed by his side until 2018, when the faithful dog died.
According to the sources, he was old and weak but refused to leave the graveyard.
Dogs have strong emotions and they are truly faithful to their masters. These stories show their earnest loyalty to their owners.
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