The Poem Jimmy Stewart Learn About His Canine Beau Made Johnny Carson Tear Up

For practically so long as canine have had relationships with human beings, they’ve appeared in our artwork. Clearly, canine actually encourage us, and so they’ve at all times been crucial to us too.

Jimmy Stewart, identified for his iconic performing roles in ‘Vertigo’ and ‘Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,’ additionally wrote some poetry. As a canine lover, it’s solely pure that his canine Beau grew to become the topic of one in all these poems.



Stewart appeared on Johnny Carson’s present in July of 1981, the place he learn aloud this touching poem about Beau, who had handed away by this time. At first, Stewart described Beau’s willful and playful character.

“He by no means got here to me once I would name
Except I had a tennis ball,
Or he felt prefer it.
However principally, he didn’t come in any respect.”

Beau additionally had some fireplace in him, and would usually get forward of his older dad and mom on walks. Stewart’s poem described his walks with Beau and his spouse Gloria.

“He’d cost up the road,
With mother hanging on,
And what a good looking pair they have been.
However each now and again he’d cease in his tracks
With a frown on his face and go searching.
It was simply to guarantee that the outdated one was there
To comply with him the place he was certain.”


Stewart additionally described how although he’d retire to mattress early, he’d often make time to play with Beau earlier than going to sleep. The canine would usually be a part of them for cuddles in mattress and watch over them by the night time.

“There have been nights once I’d really feel him climb upon our mattress and lie between us,
And I’d pat his head.
And there have been nights once I’d really feel his stare
And I’d get up and he’d be sitting there.”

Finally although, the factor about parenting a canine is how straightforward it’s to like them wholly, regardless of how a lot they misbehave. Stewart’s poem described the loss he felt with out his finest good friend.

“And there are nights once I assume I really feel that stare
And I attain out my hand to stroke his hair,
However he’s not there.
Oh, how I want that wasn’t so,
I’ll at all times love a canine named Beau.”

Because the actor reaches the shut of his poem, he chokes up significantly studying the final phrases. Carson’s viewers bursts into applause, and the host places his head in his fingers to hide his feelings. Watch Stewart’s heartfelt studying on the present, however put together to tear up as effectively!


As I proceed to grieve the lack of my very own canine Cody, I discover consolation in Stewart’s phrases. You always remember your canine, regardless of what number of canine you undertake later in life. Every pup has a special relationship with their people, and every holds a special place in our hearts. I’ll at all times love a canine named Cody.

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