Little Boy Breaks Into Neighbor’s Garage to Hug Their Dog
Entertainment| | By Margo Gothelf
This might just be the cutest break in of all time.
Homeowner Hollie Mallet was checking out the security footage on her garage and noticed something peculiar. A little boy was frequently sneaking into her garage to pet and give her dog a hug. Mallet was curious to find out who the loving suspect was so she posted the video to her Facebook hoping to find him. 3.3 million views later, Mallet found out the boy was her neighbor, Josh Breaux.
Mallet shared with ABC News that they have an underground electric fence set up so the “dog can roam freely.” She explained that their dog stays outside, “but doesn’t go out in the road.”
“One day, we were going through the footage and I told my husband, ‘You’ve got to see this,’ and he [Josh] came in and gave him a quick hug, and we wanted to find out who he was,” she explained. “We live in small town so everyone pretty much knows everyone, but we don’t know all the neighborhood kids because we don’t have small children anymore.”
Once the video was posted to Facebook, Breaux’s mother was told about the footage and confirmed that it was her son.
“Josh talks about your dog all the time!” Breaux’s mother wrote 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. 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.”
The Breaux’s family pet recently passed away and they have not gotten a new one yet.
“We had our dog Bella since Josh was 2, but she passed away last year,” his mother wrote. “Things have been busy and Josh is active with after school activities so we have not jumped back into taking on the responsibility of starting all over again with a new pup quite yet. It will happen though!”
Mallet was thrilled to hear that her dog Dutchess was able to help out the 9-year-old boy.
“My dog is super friendly and loves to play,” Mallet shared. “With my husband and I at work all day, it’s great for him to come and find her to play. Every day since, he’s been coming back and he’s been playing with her and it’s so fun to check the video at the end of the day to watch them.”
Mallet and Breaux finally had the chance to meet last week where she described the whole ordeal as “amazing.”
“That’s the same word that’s been coming up,” Mallet said. “When we saw the views, and now that it’s almost 2 million, 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.”