LOOK: ‘Pinoy Hachiko’ Buboy honored with statue | Inquirer News

LOOK: ‘Pinoy Hachiko’ Buboy honored with statue

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 07:41 PM October 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Buboy, the stray dog who became viral on social media for patiently waiting by the door of his dead master’s college faculty room,  has been immortalized with his own statue several months after he passed on.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, the Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF) showed a photo of Buboy’s statue, which was erected in the foundation’s animal cemetery in Capas, Tarlac.


The dog, who has come to be known as the Filipino version of the loyal Japanese Akita Hachiko, broke netizens’ hearts last May over his story.


Buboy was known to be the loyal pet of a college professor in Pampanga. The dog used to follow the professor around the Mabalacat College City premises.

READ: Facebook post of dog waiting for dead master goes viral

The professor, Carmelito Marcelo, died of a stroke in May.

A month after Marcelo’s death, Buboy was killed after being hit by a vehicle.

READ: Viral dog Buboy gone soon after master’s death


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