Few things are more heartbreaking than a depressed and desperate dog, looking for a lost loved one. We’ve even made movies about this. And this week we might have another movie-deserving drama on our hands, this time in India.
Every night, a lonely dog stands on the same train platform and awaits the arrival of the same train carriage, looking for a lost loved one.
It’s always at the same time – at 11pm the persistent pooch runs across Platform 1 at Kanjurmarg Station in India and stares desperately through the train doors.
There are multiple theories online, but the most supported one is that the female dog is waiting for a former owner who abandoned her at the station. Or could this be another “Hachi-like” situation?
The Mumbai Mirror reported that the dog checks the same women-only carriage and every night. And every night, when no one gets off to meet her, the dog chases the train as it pulls away.
It was the local Sameer Thorat that captured the heartbreaking behavior on video and posted it online. There, the dog immediately created a stir online.
According to CCTV footage the dog has been doing this for as far back as January 2. So if this is the case of a lost owner, it is very likely that it happened around New Year’s Eve.
What makes the potential tragedy even more heartbreaking is the fact that the dog appears to have four puppies. As the canine mother has become a sort of resident of the station and locals have begun feeding her, this later finding became apparent.
Mr. Thorat told the Mumbai Mirror:P
“I spotted the dog while returning from work. The way it waits for the late-night trains and tries to peek inside the ladies’ coach, it seems it is searching for a particular person who either fed it regularly or left it behind.”