Among those who saw the video was Ginger Breaux. She recognized her son Josh immediately, and let Mallet know.
"I was surprised and a little upset with him at first but at the same time my heart was full because I know how much he loves animals with dogs being at the top of his list," Breaux told The Dodo.
With the mystery now solved, Mallet was quick to invite Josh for some more conventional playdates - and of course, he's taken her up on the offer.
"Since I've talked to Hollie, he's been almost every day," said Breaux. "He's taken a few pics with Dutchess, played fetch, laid in the yard with her in the shade, runs around the yard with her or just a quick stop to pet her and say hi."