Boy filmed sneaking into garage to hug dog now has his own Labrador

Krystal Johnson

The little boy who was filmed regularly sneaking into his neighbour's garage to hug her Labrador now finally has his own dog to cuddle.

Josh Breaux was caught on CCTV cycling up to a neighbour's house and rushing into the garage to pet their dog Duchess.

Josh Breaux was caught on CCTV
Josh Breaux was caught on CCTV

The dog's owner, Hollie Mallet of Pierre Part, was so "touched by the love" she posted the video to her Facebook page on May 31, in a bid to track down the little bandit.

The video went viral and has been viewed tens of millions of times across the world.

Josh was mourning the loss of his own dog, Bella, who passed away last year and his mother, Ginger Clement Breaux, said that it wasn't the right time to add another member to the family.

Josh pictured with his new best friend, Drake. Photo: Facebook
Josh pictured with his new best friend, Drake. Photo: Facebook
Drake was given to Josh after his previous owner went to college and could no longer care for the puppy. Photo: Facebook
Drake was given to Josh after his previous owner went to college and could no longer care for the puppy. Photo: Facebook


Ms Breaux said the video made her happy but she was "torn" over her son鈥檚 actions.

This week, the mother buckled and decided to adopt a new dog, Drake, and insists her decision was not inspired by the friendly pressure from viewers of the video.

"Surprised my babies with our new pup! Meet Drake!" Ms Breaux said along with the adorable video of Josh embracing Drake.

Despite the arrival of Drake, Josh still goes to see Duchess for a cuddle.
Despite the arrival of Drake, Josh still goes to see Duchess for a cuddle.

"Josh was in shock and literally almost cried. (Was hiding his face in the pillows) Janie kept asking "is it really ours?'"

Drake was given to Josh after his previous owner went to college and could no longer care for the puppy, ABC7 reported.

Despite the arrival of Josh's new best friend, he still goes to see Duchess for a cuddle.