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If I had to choose one word to describe Bill Murray, it would be “unpredictable.” One minute, he’s crashing a stranger’s bachelor party or photobombing a couple’s engagement photo shoot. And the next, he’s giving away World Series tickets or helping raise money for hurricane relief efforts. You never know what to expect with the guy. But whatever happens, when you see Bill Murray, you’re guaranteed to leave with a story.

So when I attended an Isle of Dogs press conference, I was chomping at the bit to see what the actor would say or do. Sure, there were classic Bill Murray moments — for starters, he casually arrived 10 minutes late. But there were also genuinely touching moments that completely caught me off guard. And at one point, he told a story about his own dog that almost made me cry.

In Isle of Dogs, Murray voices Boss, a mutt and former mascot for a baseball team. When asked if working on the film made him think about his relationship with dogs over the years, the actor spoke beautifully about man’s best friend.

Murray also talked about how he and his co-stars prepared for the film.

Then, Murray told a story about his own dog, Tim Murray. And you might need some tissues for this one, because it’s a real doozy.

We don’t know what we love more: the touching story or the fact that Bill Murray’s dog’s name is Tim.

Isle of Dogs is now playing in theaters! Fitting that it came out on National Puppy Day, huh?