This adorable footage of a little boy sneakily dashing into an open garage to cuddle a neighbour’s dog has a heartbreaking reason behind it, reports mirror.co.uk.
Facebook user Hollie Mallet first uploaded the video and asked neighbours if they knew who the boy caught on security footage was. She wrote: “Anyone know who this sweet little boy is?
“Every now and then when he rides his bike he will come and love on my dog or play fetch, but always leaves quickly like he doesn’t know if he should be here. I’d like to tell him he’s welcome to stay and play, she loves the attention.”
After uploading the clip, which has been viewed over 1.4 million times, the family of the boy named Josh came forward to say he had been talking about a dog he’d made friends with in the neighbourhood.
Josh’s mum, Ginger Breaux, replied, saying: “I knew he talked about that dog every day when we passed by, just didn’t realise that he was going ON their property.
“He’s told me he played a few times with her where he would stay at the edge of the grass and run back and forth and she would follow.”