A boy in Louisiana has been sneaking some dog hugs in his neighborhood for a while, and the dog’s owner captured the brief encounters in her garage on surveillance camera.
In the video, the boy gets off his bike, runs into the garage, hugs and pets the dog, named Dutchess, and then leaves, just as fast as he arrived. Dutchess’ owner, Hollie Breaux Mallet, wanted to know who the boy was to let him know that he is welcome to play with her dog, so she posted the surveillance footage on her Facebook page with the following:
“Attn Neighbors! Anyone know who this sweet little boy is? Every now and then when he rides his bike he will quickly come and love on my dog or play fetch real quick, but always leaves quick like he doesn’t know if he should be here! I’d like to tell him he’s welcome to stay and play, she loves the attention!”
After a day or so of guessing and sleuthing by her neighbor friends on Facebook, one neighbor tagged the boy’s mother on the social media site, saying the boy in the video looked like her son. Ginger Clement Breaux, who was added to the conversation by the dog’s owner, then chimed in, saying the boy is her son Josh, and he talks about the dog all the time and always looks when they pass by to see if she is around so he can see her.
“Last night when I first saw it, I was torn as a momma being happy and upset because he knows he shouldn’t be on someone’s property, but I wake up this morning more happy that he just absolutely adores dogs so much,” Breaux said in a post on Mallet’s wall.
She then later went on to say that their dog had passed away last year and just haven’t had the time to find another.
Tracy Hendrick Comeaux then posted the following: “This is so sweet. It’s very nice to see innocence for once with so much negative in this world. I think he’s gonna be one happy little boy to be able to go play with the dog. Keep up the good work Ginger Clement Breaux. Josh is an awesome young man.”
Mallet then posted on her wall:
“So mystery solved guys, hope this sweet little boy Josh continues to come play and love up on Dutchess! A dog is a friend for life! I agree Tracy so glad to see that innocence and love was caught on camera instead of what they are normally used for. Can’t believe all the views this post has received, so glad to have captured this sweetness!”