Pinoy ‘Hachiko’ Dog Waits in Vain for Kind Teacher Who’s No Longer Coming Back

Many of us have heard the story of Hachiko, dubbed as the world’s most loyal dog who continued waiting for over 9 years at the train station for his master, a professor who could no longer come back as he passed on while at work.

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Recently, a Filipino version of the Japanese dog went viral. Just like Hachiko’s master, Buboy’s Pinoy master is also a professor.

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According to netizen Mark Christian Arceo, Professor Carmelito Marcelo works at Mabalacat City College in Mabalacat, Pampanga. The dog does not actually belong to him but lives in the school grounds.

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In a post on Hanep TV, it was revealed that Sir Marcelo treats Buboy like his own dog, perhaps even as a family member. He regularly brings food for the dog, feeding it in school. The professor even goes to the school during weekends just to feed Buboy.

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Thus, it was not surprising that the dog is very loyal to the professor. When Sir Marcelo arrives in school, Buboy happily greets him at the gate and follows him around school. During lunch time, the dog would wait outside the faculty room for the professor.

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At the end of the day, Buboy would accompany the professor to the gate, bidding goodbye for that day.

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Sadly, the professor could no longer go back to the school. He passed on from a heart attack. The dog was quite confused that the students and other teachers are back in school, but Sir Marcelo was not there.

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It went around the school in search of the professor, waiting in vain outside the faculty room for the kind teacher who’s not coming back.

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Taking pity on the loyal dog, students brought him to the wake where he was finally able to ‘see’ Sir Marcelo. Many are certain this would help the dog understand that his kind friend was gone, but others think he would still continue searching for Sir Marcelo in school…

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  1. Joselito Gobot

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