Early this month, the University of Tokyo's agriculture department marked the 80th and 90th death anniversaries of Hachiko and his master, respectively, by erecting a new statue that allowed the two to be together at long last.
This is why the new statue of him joyfully reunited with his owner is very heartwarming. It offers a kind of closure that Hachiko and everybody who knew about his story wanted so bad.
The university chose to immortalize the many occasions that Hachiko and his master would see each other at the train station every night, instead of the image of the hopeless waiting the dog endured for years. It is somehow a better ending to one of the greatest love stories ever between a man and his dog.
The new bronze statue of Hachiko bursting with happiness upon seeing his owner can be seen inside the campus grounds.