Meet Louboutina, a Golden Retriever that almost greets everyone with a hug.


For Chelsea, New York resident Cesar Fernandez-Chavez, who owns pets, it all began on a depressing Valentine’s Day. When his Golden Retriever called Louboutina (or Loubie, for short) clutched his hands with both of her paws, he had just recently left a long-term relationship. She “started sitting up and grabbing my hands with both of her paws, crossing the other paw over her paw,” according to Fernandez-Chavez. Later, Loubie began to embrace him! Loubie began hugging complete strangers on her regular outings quite quickly. As the news spread and images appeared online, Louboutina s Instagram profile attracted 165k followers. This puppy is obviously full of love!

This is Louboutina.


This cuddly Golden Retriever loves giving free hugs to people she meets!

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Her owner, Cesar, never taught her to do this, she just started holding his hands…

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A few years later, she ultimately began delivering hugs!

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In Cesar’s words, “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”

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 Loubie kept giving free hugs!

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“Sometimes people rush up and beg for hugs, but I tell them, ‘I don’t believe it’s going to happen,’ because she has to get to know them first,’ Cesar said.

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Evidently, Loubie would embrace acquaintances or neighbors rather than just leaning against them like other dogs do.

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Loubie began catching the attention of many onlookers with her loving demeanor.

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As soon as pictures appeared online, internet users began to fall in love.

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