Actor Mickey Rourke, who has been outspoken about his past difficulties, recently shared one such story. Recalling to reporters on Sunday, he described reaching the lowest point of his life, and how his beloved chihuahua helped pulled him through it.
"I was going through a really rough time. I was hurting myself and I was sitting in the closet one day. I couldn't take it anymore and picked up a gun," Rourke said, as quoted by Page Six. "I was deciding what part of my head to put it on and my dog, Beau Jack, he [cried] and I looked over and he looked up at me like this and ... he said [with his eyes], 'Who's going to look after me?' And it made me put the gun down. I was ready to go."
Sadly, Beau Jack has since passed away - but Rourke has kept his spirit alive by adopting more dogs from the pound. Like a true animal lover, he hasn't been shy about expressing just how much he adores his pets.