Boy Caught on Home Security Footage Sneaking Into Garage to Hug Dog: 'He's Welcome to Stay'

A boy who lost his beloved dog a year ago has been dropping by this home to be with this canine.

A little boy was caught on home security cameras entering another person’s garage only to hug the homeowner’s dog.

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The boy, known only as Josh, is seen hopping off his bike and sprinting into the wide open garage, throwing his arms around a black Labrador named Duchess for a quick greeting.

The video came to light when the Louisiana homeowner, Hollie Mallet, was reviewing her security footage and was surprised by what she saw.

"My husband and I thought it was just too cute. This little boy loved our dog so much that he just wanted to steal a quick hug," she told Inside Edition. 

She posted the video on Facebook asking who the child is.

“Anyone know who this sweet little boy is? I’d like to tell him he's welcome to stay and play, she loves the attention,” she wrote.

Josh’s mom, Ginger Breaux, was alerted to the Facebook post and 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."

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The boy felt compelled to play with Duchess since his dog, Bella, passed away a year ago.

Josh does not need to sneak into the garage any longer, as Mallet has invited him to play with Duchess anytime he wants.

"I think he has pretty much been over every day," Mallet told Inside Edition. 

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