A homeowner was replaying footage from the CCTV camera at the garage of her home when she discovered something that greatly surprised her: an unknown boy sneaking into their garage to give their dog a hug!
According to Hollie Mallet, she was rather surprised to see the boy give their dog a hug – and it would seem that this was not the first time he did that because the black Labrador retriever, Duchess, quickly got up and wagged her tail as soon as she saw the kid!
Curious about the identity of the boy, Mallet decided to share the video on social media in hopes that someone would recognize him and tell him he was more than welcome to come back and enjoy more time with Duchess as he clearly knew he wasn’t supposed to be sneaking into someone’s property just like that.
Amazingly, the post went viral – and has even received over 85.5 million views now!
With that many views, it was bound to reach the boy’s family sooner or later. Indeed, a woman named Ginger Breaux responded to Mallet’s post.
“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,” Breaux commented.
“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.”
It turned out the Breaux had lost their dog the previous year and Josh probably miss having a pet, so he goes to the Mallets to hug theirs.
Speaking about the experience, Mallet said, “When we saw the views, and now that it’s almost 2 million [it is 85.5 million now], it’s surreal. It’s a positive story and I’m so glad I was able to capture it on camera. It is just pure innocence and we’re so glad to have made a friend.”
Isn’t this adorable? Of course, it was also dangerous – and we don’t encourage kids to do this but we’re thankful that it had a happy ending…
SNEAKING AROUND? This young boy was caught on surveillance camera regularly running into his neighbor’s garage…but what was he stealing? A hug from a very lovable dog! http://abcn.ws/28l5Ijb
Posted by ABC World News Tonight with David Muir on Wednesday, June 8, 2016