Silvester Stallone shares a touching tribute to his dog

Sylvester Stallone was totally broke when he was writing Rocky at 26 years old. All he had at the time was his dog Butkus and he recently typed up a beautiful tribute to Butkus that will melt your heart.

When I was 26, totally broke, going nowhere VERY fast… I had my dog, Butkus, my best friend. Who always laughed at my jokes, and put up with my moods, and… loved me for who I was. We were both, thin, hungry, and living in a flophouse above a subway stop. When things got even worse I had to sell him for $40 in front of a 7-Eleven store, because I couldn’t afford food. Then like a modern day miracle, the screenplay for Rocky sold, and I could buy him back. But the new owner knew I was desperate, and charged me $15,000, He was worth every penny!

Silvester Stallone shares a touching tribute to his dogSilvester Stallone shares a touching tribute to his dog

Silvester Stallone shares a touching tribute to his dog

Silvester Stallone shares a touching tribute to his dog

Silvester Stallone shares a touching tribute to his dog

Silvester Stallone shares a touching tribute to his dog

Silvester Stallone shares a touching tribute to his dog

Silvester Stallone shares a touching tribute to his dog