Hachi is so loving toward me and the Runner. It is a special feeling to win the love and trust of a dog like Hachi because we know that he views so many people with extreme distrust.
When Hachi sees me and gallops over while wagging his entire body, I feel so happy - even more so than if it's with an easy-going dog. I laugh and smile, knowing that we've given him safe harbor in this world.
Hachi's heart is brimming with love yet he rarely can overcome his fear to express it. Count me as someone who finds that being one of Hachi's chosen humans is a treasured role.
Hachi sends all of you belated Valentine's virtual kisses.