Woman Finds The Boy Who Was Secretly Hugging Her Dog

He’s a sweet kid, but sneaky…

Security cameras are usually installed to deter people from committing crimes. But down in Louisiana, Hollie Breaux Mallet noticed something entirely unexpected on her security footage. A young boy kept sneaking into her garage in order to steal a few brief moments with her dog, Duchess. He’d routinely ride up to her property, lay down his bike, run into the garage, hug the dog and scamper off like he had just thrown a grenade.

To solve the mystery of the boy’s identity, Mallet posted security footage of a recent incident on Facebook to see if anyone knew who he was.

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Soon after, the boy’s mother, Ginger Clement Breaux, saw the video and realised it was her son, Josh. She was touched by the video because their family dog, Bella, died last year and Josh still wasn’t over it. “Josh talks about your dog all the time!” Breaux commented on the post. “Every time we pass he looks to see if she was sitting where he could see her. Just didn’t know he was doing things like this.”

Breaux knew her son was acting out of love, but still felt conflicted about the video. “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,” she wrote. “But I wake up this morning more happy that he just absolutely adores dogs so much.” Mallet was just excited to learn who the boy was and didn’t mind that he was sneaking onto her property. “So mystery solved guys,” she wrote, “hope this sweet little boy Josh continues to come play and love up on Duchess! A dog is a friend for life!”

Breaux then played the video for her son.

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After watching the video on Facebook, Josh received permission from his mother and Ms. Mallet to stop on by and play with Duchess. Breaux posted a few photos of the two playing together for the first time without it being in secret.

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