Woman Catches Neighbor Kid On Her Security Camera Running In To Hug Her Dog

Usually when security footage goes viral, it’s because the content falls into one of two categories: Hilariously embarrassing or… criminal. So it’s lovely to see something caught on camera that’s ridiculously adorable, like this video from a Louisiana woman of a kid sneaking into her garage to hug her dog. I dare you to watch it and not instantly turn into a pile of goo, capable of nothing except muttering “Awwww” over and over.

On May 30, Hollie Breaux Mallet posted a video on Facebook of footage recorded by her home security system. It shows a young boy on a bicycle stopping in her driveway, bolting into her garage, and snuggling her dog, Duchess, before running away. “Anyone know who this sweet little boy is?” she asked her neighbors. “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!” Rather than scold him for coming into her garage uninvited, Mallet wanted to let him know he could stay, writing, “I'd like to tell him he's welcome to stay and play, she loves the attention!”

Eventually Mallet’s neighbors were able to identify the young dog lover as Josh, the son of a neighbor. When Josh’s mom, Ginger Clement Breaux, found out about it, she commented, “Josh talks about your dog all the time! 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.” She added that Josh “turned ten shades of red when I told him to watch a video that I found!”

Thankfully, Mallet invited him to come back and hang out with Duchess, and Josh did, taking some sweet selfies with his new friend.

Josh’s mom said that they had a dog when Josh was younger, but that she passed away last year. They haven’t gotten a new dog yet, but she promises that they will eventually. In the meantime, Josh can give all the hugs he wants to Duchess, who doesn’t seem to mind one bit.

Images: rayemond/Pixabay; Hollie Breaux Mallet/Facebook