Little Boy That Became Famous For Sneaking Hugs From Neighbor’s Dog Gets One Of His Own


Josh Breaux is a nine year old boy who made the news because he felt compelled to sneak into his neighbor’s home to pet their dog. Duchess is a black Labrador retriever who was more than happy to greet him. Josh was seen stopping by the neighbor’s house, leaping off his bike to give the dog a big hug before taking off again. The surveillance footage was posted shortly thereafter.


Hollie Mallet is the dog’s owner and she got a major kick out of the little boy’s actions. The story touched viewers everywhere. Who can’t relate to this little boy’s desire to hug a special dog? There are even some adults out there who find themselves tempted to hug local dogs so we can’t say that we blame him! Now, Josh is finally getting his very own dog.

Little Boy Sneaks Into Neighbor's Garage to Hug Their Dog

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

The story behind this union is a heartwarming one. When Hollie first saw the video of Josh hugging her dog, she was quick to let the little boy know that he was more than welcome to come over and play with the dog. Josh’s mother saw the video after it was originally posted. It did not take long for her to recognize her own son on camera.

He likes to pass by the house and see if the dog is up and about. As a mother, Ginger was a bit upset about the boy’s willingness to head onto someone else’s property. She also understands that her son was certainly not behaving with any sort of malicious intent.

Once Hollie knew about Josh, the boy became a regular visitor. He would stop by to play with Duchess on a consistent basis. The two became great friends. Hollie also learned that Josh was coping with the loss of his own dog, Bella. At long last, he has finally been given the chance to have a pet of his own again. She is a black Labrador, just like his pal next door.

Drake is the new puppy’s name. He has been welcomed into his new household with open arms. Josh still hasn’t forgotten about his buddy Duchess, though. According to Hollie, he continues to make time to play with his old friend. If you would like to learn more about this amazing story and find out about Josh’s adventures with his new pal, please be sure to check out the clip below.

Boy Who Trespassed To Hug Neighbor’s Dog Gets Dog Of His Own

BOY AND HIS DOG: Our story about a Louisiana boy trespassing in a neighbor’s garage to hug their dog reached 100 million people worldwide – many offering the boy a dog of his own. His mother finally gave in and Steve Osunsami has the lovable update. #AmericaStrong

Posted by ABC World News Tonight with David Muir on Monday, September 19, 2016


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