In a small village Panjiatun near Qingdao city, Shandong Province, lived 68-year-old Lao Pan, an unmarried man without family, and he had the only companion – his loyal dog.
When Lao Pan died earlier this month, his little friend has refused to leave his burial site. He is still here even after going seven days without food.
After Laoâ€™s room was cleared his dog suddenly disappeared, but later he was found by the grave of its owner.
Having seen that the dog was going without food, the kind villagers tried to return it back to the village giving him some buns.
The dog took the buns and again returned to the graveyard. Now the locals are regularly providing the dog with food and water and even plan to make a kennel for it near the site where his owner is buried.
Social media adored this devoted dog. People have been stating this story as “heartbreaking,” and saying that â€śit made their heart smile and cry simultaneouslyâ€ť.
The dog’s loyalty remains of other famously loyal dogs, such as Hachiko, Japan’s most faithful dog. The dog Hachiko was born in November 1923 in Odate, in the Akita province of Japan.
A year later, Ueno brought him to Tokyo. Hachiko accompanied Professor Ueno everywhere. He led the professor to the Shibuya train station every morning and then returned and waited for him every afternoon until one day the master Â didnâ€™t arrive. It was found out that his owner had a stroke and died at work.
Hachiko was adopted but his amazing faithfulness remained. But the devoted dog came back and returned to the train station every day for about 11 years, at precisely the time that Uenoâ€™s train was due to arrive, waiting for the professor.
Hachiko did it until his own death in March 1935. Basing on this story a number of movies were shot.
Hachiko was lately memorialized in a bronze statue at Shibuya station, symbolizing the commitment and love of people who meet there. The original statue was created in April 1934, but it was melted down to be used in World War II.
However, the Society for Recreating the Hachiko Statue was formed, and sculptor Takeshi Ando, son of the original sculptor unveiled the statue in 1948.
There was one more story in the 19thÂ centuryabout legendary Greyfriar’s Bobby dog, a Skye Terrier in Scotland who used to return his owner’s grave every day for 14 years.
Lately a statue was erected in the dog’s honor in Edinburgh not long after its death, and has become a well-known.
The U.S. has its own well-known example of dogâ€™s loyality. About a year ago one more video appeared showing Hawkeye, a Labrador retriever, the devoted dog who also refused to leave his ownerâ€™s grave, Navy Seal Jon Tumlinson at his funeral.
All these cased show that animal is often like a member of the family, one thing is certain, all of these dogs proved that the statement “man’s best friend” is true to life. [Via Huff Post, PajamadeenÂ and Soda Head]