This Dog Give Hugs to Everyone She Meets

With the current pandemic everyone’s in need of a hug. And although we currently can’t due to social distancing, as soon as this is all over with we know where you can get the best hug from. A very furry hug.

Keep reading to meet the retriever who loves to hug people.

Sometimes you just need a hug. Especially, in times like this. Even if you’re not the kind of person who normally likes them.

We know of one kind that we’re pretty sure you would. Because it involves a dog. And, come on… Who doesn’t love a dog? One dog in New York loves hugs.

In fact, he loves them so much, he hugs everyone that he meets. Meet Louboutina. New York’s hugging dog with 193k Instagram followers.

Named after the french shoe designer, Louboutina, is a golden retriever.

And she’s very cute. Louboutina, spends around two hours each day on a walk. And shes hugs everyone that she meets on them.

Despite the walk being two hours, they don’t actually get far. Cesar Fernandez-Chavez, Louboutina’s owner told The Dodo “It’s just not a regular walk. Its a walk with hugging. So we don’t get to go too far”.

But Louboutina, Loubie for short, hasn’t always done this. In fact, it only started in 2014. Around Valentines Day 2014 Loubie began holding hands with her owner just after he had ended a relationship.

Like she understood. Fernandez-Chavez explained, “She started sitting up and grabbing my hands with both of her paws, and then crossing the other paw over her paw.”

“I remember joking with my friends, ‘At least I have someone to hold hands with during Valentine’s.’”

Holding hands became Loubie’s favorite thing, even on walks.

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And then a few years later, she began showing her affectionate hugs.

“Instead of asking me to do the holding hands thing, she just sat up, very close to my legs, and she’d wrap her legs around my knees,” Fernandez-Chavez said.

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Then she just kept doing it. And it didn’t take long for her start doing it to other people too.

“It’s nice to see people walk away with a smile,” Fernandez-Chavez says.

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“Especially with everything that is happening now, people say it’s so good to see this on the street. She’s bringing them joy. It’s very rewarding.”