A Tale of Mari – INCREDIBLE!!!!
On October 23, 2004, a dog named Mari gave birth to 3 puppies in a village in Japan. That very evening, an earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck Japan and shattered the entire village including Mari’s house.
The grandfather of Mari’s family was alone at home that day. He could not get out of the house in time because he suffers from a neurological disorder. The earthquake left him trapped under a wardrobe. Mari courageously tried to save him and even though she could not do so, she did not give up!! She went back and forth making sure her puppies were okay and then went back to the grandfather over and over again!
The grandfather was so touched and inspired by Mari that he was determined to push off the wardrobe and free himself. How moving! Mari’s story was later frequently reported in the media, made into a book and even a movie!! The story serves as an inspiration to many people in Japan.
Along with the trailer below is an English translation… and if you really like the movie, there is a 13-part video below with English subtitles on it! Please watch this movie…be ready to be touched, moved and inspired. Please make sure young people watch this also….Much care,
Mari the Japanese dog
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English translation of the trailer:
When two kids were playing around their neighbourhood, they found a puppy in a box. The little girl had an instant liking for the puppy. When they left, the puppy followed them.
The girl then ran to her grandfather telling him she knows what she wants for her birthday this year. When she brought her grandfather to see the puppy, he told her they can’t take it in as the children’s father does not like dogs. But later, he agreed with the kids to bring it back home.
The grandfather brought the puppy home quietly, hiding it in his jacket. His son felt something amiss and so he questioned his father and unzipped the jacket. To his shock, he saw a hidden puppy. From then on, the puppy became a member of the family. She was given the name, Mari.
After Mari grew up, she gave birth to 3 other puppies. Every day was bliss and they all lived happily. But unexpected things can happen any day.
One fine day, an earthquake erupted, collapsing many buildings including Mari’s house. The grandfather and both grandchildren were trapped in their house. Rescue teams came to know of their disappearance hence troops were sent out to look for them. At the meantime, Mari was trying to rescue the grandfather and grandchildren by digging the soil till her paws were bleeding.
When Mari heard the rescue members, she rushed to them. Feeling something was amiss, the rescue members followed Mari and she led them back to the house where the grandfather and grandchildren were trapped.
When a rescue member was bringing the little girl up to the helicopter, she asked if Mari and the 3 puppies could go along. The rescue member thought for a long time but was rushed by the other members as the grandfather was bleeding a lot. The rescue member then told the girl that his mission is to only save her, her brother and her grandfather.
At the hospital, the grandfather said that luckily Mari saved their lives and he could not believe it. The little girl missed Mari very much and was very worried for her. But her mother told the little girl not to worry as Mari is a mother and that all mothers will protect their children no matter what happens.
The brother told his sister that he is going to look for Mari. The girl said that she wants to go along. No matter how bad the situation was, Mari lived bravely. At last, the father informed his son that the rescue team was going to save Mari and her puppies. This story was an inspiration to all in Japan.
MOVIE: A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies
Part 1 of 13
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Part 2 of 13
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Part 3 of 13
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Part 4 of 13
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Part 5 of 13
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Part 6 of 13
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Part 7 of 13
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Part 9 of 13
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Part 10 of 13
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Part 13 of 13
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