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Jimmy Stewart’s memorable remembrance

Way back in 1981, actor Jimmy Stewart read a poem he wrote about his dog Beau on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Both host and guessed teared up.

Apparently the poem still strikes a chord with many. ThisYouTube video of it has more than 2 million views.


Comment from Sue
Time April 10, 2011 at 7:35 am

Thanks for a trip down memory lane. I remember this well. Already liked Jimmy Stewart, but this is when I fell in love with him.

Comment from J.M.
Time April 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

I remember watching this on Carson and my local paper published it a couple days later.I`ve had that poem on my Fridge ever since.Those were the days when dogs were allowed to be dogs and we didn`t blame them for our failings.I miss those days.Thanks for posting.I didn`t know it was on Youtube.

Comment from Kelly
Time April 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm


Comment from Smoketoomuch
Time April 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

No one who has ever loved, and then lost, a pet could fail to be moved by that poem. It’s clear from the reading that Mr. Stewart felt Beau’s loss very deeply indeed.
Hopefully they are now reunited.