Loubie learned the behavior all by herself, she just loves cuddling people, which sometimes includes complete strangers.
Loving and loyal, dogs are man’s best friend for a reason and every dog owner will attest to this. Though most dogs show affection for humans with tail wags and lots of licks, Louboutina (Loubie) is an adorable Golden Retriever, who displays her love through cuddly hugs.
Whenever Loubie goes on a walk with her owner Cesar Fernandez-Chavez, it’s never a typical walk. The incredibly friendly pooch insists on stopping to greet strangers within minutes of hitting the sidewalks — and when they stop to pet her, Loubie loves to hug them by wrapping her forelegs around their knees.
According to Fernandez-Chavez, Loubie learned the behavior all by herself, she just loves cuddling people, which sometimes includes complete strangers. Because of this, Loubie’s daily walks around New York City are quite the sight.
Prior to Loubie wanting to give out hugs to people, she wanted to hold hands. That particular hand-holding tradition started way back around on Valentine’s Day in 2014, just after Fernandez-Chavez got out of a long-term relationship.
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.
From then on, every walk, Loubie always wanted to hold hands. It was seemingly a comfort response for her, but passers-by couldn’t help but stop to comment.
Then, a few years later, Loubie started showing her affection in a different way – through hugs.
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.
Loubie quickly became a social media star – people couldn’t get enough of Loubie and her hugs.
Even though Loubie will generously hand out hugs to others, she won’t hug just anyone. She can be very picky sometimes and the precious pooch will only hug those with whom she has a connection.
Sometimes people will run up and ask for a hug, but Chavez explains to them that she needs to bond first.