No matter how your day was, your heart will surely melt seeing a wagging tail and getting lots of licks & of course, cuddly hugs. This is exactly what this friendly Golden Retriever is doing. Her name is Louboutina (or Loubie for short) and she is soooooo sweet.
Whenever this cutie goes on a walk with her owner Cesar Fernandez-Chavez, she always greets strangers on the sidewalks. When the strangers stop to pet this cutie, she gives them the warmest hug by wrapping her forelegs around their knees. Awww!
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“It’s just not a regular walk,” Fernandez-Chavez told The Dodo. “It’s a walk with hugging. So we don’t get to go too far.”
“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.’”
It soon became Loubie’s favorite activity, and she quickly began seeking it handholding attention whenever she went out hit the streets of New York.
Then, a few years later, Loubie started showing her affection in a different way – through hugs.
She’d then wrap her legs around his knees. At first, Chavez thought it was weird, but allowed to her continue doing it.
And it was from there, her habit of hugging continued. In fact, it only grew stronger.
“She gets a very good grip, depending on where I’m standing. I have to make sure that I’m keeping well-balanced,” Fernandez-Chavez said.
Loubie quickly began to extend her hugs towards others. She clearly enjoyed making friends and spreading love – which is why dogs are just the best.
“We’d run into neighbors that she knew, and instead of just leaning on them, she started hugging them, and then random people who would come to us.”
Loubie quickly became a social media star – people couldn’t get enough of Loubie and her hugs.
Sometimes people will run up and ask for a hug, but Chavez explains to them that she needs to bond first. But when she sits next to someone, then it’s much more likely that something will happen.
Loubie seems to love hugging people – she wouldn’t do it if she didn’t. And the people she embraces clearly love it, too.