It's amazing how little stories like that of Hachiko moves you(found via Dave, Bernardo, then google). All it took was the first four paragraphs to bring tears to my eyes. When my wife returned from her workout, we talked about Hachiko and Kamji, my old dog. We both agreed that Kamji would have just stayed home and pooped all over the house to punish me if I didn't return. LOL.
Wikipedia has more details on Hachiko but was not moving at all, probably because the focus on presenting facts. I wonder if there is a wiki for stories, to archive them as well as share them, across cultures and languages.