All these years they played together, bathed together, slept together and Parker gave Hatchi full-body massage everyday. They just look like a couple. Parker looks happy because Hatchi is happy, and Hatchi”s happy due to Parker being happy. But Hatchi never fetched ball for anyone even Parker, so he went to his Japanese friend, Ken, for help. Ken told Parker that the akita will never get the ball unless there are some special reasons. However, Parker didn”t notice what Ken told him. In the morning of last day of Parker”s life, Hatchi felt that something bad would happen to Parker, and it tried his best to stop Parker going to work, and Hatchi fetched ball for Parker to tell him to stop. But it was pity that Parker only paid all his attention to Hatchi”s first fetching and ignored the special reasons of fetching. He said "Come on boy, I have to go to work or I”ll be late. See you at 5. Stay! Go home! Go on." Finally, the old professor, Parker, hadn”t come back as he said, and he will never come back. He broke the engagement he made with Hatchi. He left everybody on the earth up to heaven. As the old professor”s friends and relatives nobody could accepted the fact that Parker has dead. As the result, professor”s wife, Kate, escaped all the staff which will let she recall the memories about Parker, so she sold the house where they used to live and was away from the small town. Meanwhile she sent Hatchi to her daughter, but Hatchi always ran out of her house, and try its best to back to station, because Hatchi and professor had a deal to meet each other. He”s so firmly persisted on the engagement that Parker”s daughter, Andy, had to gave up and let it go. While, have you ever noticed the detail that how unwilling Hatchi was when it left professor, because Hatchi can”t apart with Andy, too. But he missed Parker too much, he had to Andy and his warm home.
Then Hatchi spent ten years waiting for his master, his only friend coming back. Ten years time, maybe it is just one-tenth of a human life, but for a dog that means its whole life. During those years Hatchi hadn”t exact place to live, just come and go to the train station everyday at the same place and time.
Have you even considered why Hatchi spent all his life just for waiting? After a long time consideration, I find the answer in the end. The only reason is that Hatchi have nothing but his master. The happiest time of Hatchi is the time with Parker; the most enjoyable time of Hatchi is the time fetching Parker to work.
Just one year after Parker”s death, Ken came to the station and had a look at Hatchi. He felt as sorrow as Hatchi. He tried his best to persuade Hatchi to leave because Parker”s never coming back. But he didn”t succeed, and said "If Hatchiko wants to wait, then Hatchiko should wait. You want to wait for him, didn”t you? Then, you most have a long life."
Then ten years past, Hatchi became a dirty and rather old guy. Over these years, everything had changed but Hatchi”s endless waiting and loyalty had never changed. One day Parker”s wife backed to the small town and saw Hatchi was still stand there waiting. She cried and said "You, old thing, you are still waiting, let me wait for the next train together with you please." Hearing these tough words and seeing the loyal dog I cried sadly.
This is Hatchi”s whole life. He almost spent all his life only doing one thing-waiting for its only friend Parker, waiting to complete the uncompleted engagement.
Hatchi”s story showed how great the power of loyalty and love is with all his life. He tell us what the real loyalty and true love is. Because of the real loyalty and true love Hatchi spent all his life waiting; because of the real loyalty and true love Hatchi sacrisficed all his youth just for waiting; because of the real loyalty and true love Hatchi abandon the warm house of Parker”s daughter. I think that is the real loyalty, the ture love. However, in our human life, how many of us can be as loyalty as an animal; how many person can be loyal to another one for even ten years? I think nobody can.
In the end of the film Parker”s grandson asked Kate "Where did grandpa found Hatchi?" She answered "I suppose that Hatchi happened to found your grandpa." I believe that as soon as Parker and Hatchi happened to meet, Hatchi had already found its own destination, and then the loyalty and love was built.
Loyalty isn”t mean to be that I love you and it won”t change in the next ten thousand years; loyalty isn”t mean to be that I will wait for you for the rest of my life; loyalty isn”t mean to be that I love you beyond myself. However, loyalty is a sense of responsibility; loyalty is a sense of selfness, loyalty is a sense of concern.