This photo shows the resting namesake from “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” from 2009, based on a true story from Japan, more than a decade before World War II. It follows a college professor (Richard Gere) who befriends a homeless Akita he would see at the train station, on commutes to and from work.
This photo shows the resting namesake from “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” from 2009, based on a true story from Japan, more than a decade before World War II. It follows a college professor (Richard Gere) who befriends a homeless Akita he would see at the train station, on commutes to and from work. Courtesy photo
This photo shows the resting namesake from “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” from 2009, based on a true story from Japan, more than a decade before World War II. It follows a college professor (Richard Gere) who befriends a homeless Akita he would see at the train station, on commutes to and from work. Courtesy photo

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