Known for their loyalty, Akita dogs will never leave their owner, especially in their time of need. Maya, an Akita, proved this when she stayed outside hospital doors for six days while her owner, Sandra Iniesta, recovered from a much-needed surgery.
Sandra was rushed to the hospital by her father because her appendix ruptured and needed an immediate operation. Maya knew she had to be with her, so she went along the car ride to the hospital. When it was time to go, Maya opted to stay behind to Sandra’s father’s shock. Despite Sandra’s father’s efforts to lure her back into the car with treats, Maya proved to be an extremely faithful dog as she was firm in her decision to stay on the hospital grounds.
Maya quickly captured the hearts of hospital staff and onlookers as she patiently waited for her owner to heal inside the hospital. It was similar to Hachiko’s story, an Akita dog whose story is immortalized by a movie. Was Maya’s story the sequel we’ve all been waiting for?
Clearly, Maya knew what was going on. For six days, Maya displayed her loyalty to her human companion, earning many people’s admiration. Apparently, hospital staff posted photos of her on social media, which immediately went viral. Now a social media sensation, Maya received a lot of treats from fans who were touched by her show of faithfulness.
When Sandra was discharged from the hospital, it surprised her that her dog was now a celebrity. She explained that Maya is a natural at being faithful as she had always waited for Sandra to come home every day.
Maya’s story is truly a reminder that our four-legged friends will never betray us. Discover more on how she touched the lives of many with the video below.
Video sourced from YouTube | Zoo Land