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TAURANGA, New Zealand – A mailman in New Zealand seems to have a soft spot for a 9-month-old puppy along his route.

A video posted by Michael Collins of Tauranga, New Zealand shows the bicycle-riding mailman approach the adorable pooch in his yard.

The mailman, still wearing his bright yellow helmet, spent about a minute petting and hugging the dog before continuing along his route.

“Everyday whether or not we have mail, this mailman always stops to see my dog who is only 9 months old,” wrote Collins.

Collins thanked the man for showing his dog some affection.

He always gets overlooked as a dangerous, unapproachable dog,” wrote Collins. “But this guy here always makes an effort to get off his bike to give him a hug and a pat!”