Liam Neeson is very pleased a horse recognized him

For the first time in… who can even remember how long, a news story to share with not rage nor dread but simple if minor joy: Liam Neeson is chuffed that a horse recognized him.

Neeson was speaking to Page Six about his role in the Coen Brothers’ Ballad of Buster Scruggs before, unprompted, he noted, “The odd thing is the horse who pulls my wagon knew me.

“You won’t believe it. I’m saying this horse knew me. He actually remembered me from another Western we made a while back. I love animals. When we worked together before I took special care of him. I fed him treats. Gave him apples. He whinnied when he saw me. And pawed the ground.”

While it seems certain that the gruff star of Taken totally loves horsies, in today’s modern hellscape, somehow even that is divided by political lines. Neeson is a strangely vocal opponent of legislation aimed at helping horses by taking carriages off New York City’s streets. Wherever you stand on that issue, one thing is not up for debate: we need to get Liam Neeson and this horse in a Hot To Trot remake immediately.

Please help these sad nobodies and: