In May of 1925, Professor Ueno died while at work never returning to pick up Hachiko. Not knowing the Professor had passed away, Hachiko waited at the train station every day for the next nine years for his master to return.
Hachiko died at the train station on March 8, 1935.
This is a true and very touching story! It is very hard to watch this movie and not cry! (Duey's Place has given this movie a rating of 8 out of possible 9 lives!)