Few people can resist the dramatic pull of stories that explore the emotional nexus between people and animals.

The stories collected for the special “Ichioku-sanzenman-nin ga Nakeru (130,000,000 People can Cry)” (Nihon TV, Monday, 7 p.m.) are all true and involve the “miracle” of inexplicable bonds that can exist in such relationships.

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