Having a bad day? Wishing for a tight hug from someone you love? Well, the next time you’re in Manhattan you might just get what you’re asking for! Loubie, the Golden Retriever, owned by Cesar Fernandez-Chavez, is all about free hugs. Whenever she’s out on a walk, she stops to greet people and wraps her forelegs around their knees in a hug. What could be cuter?
What started as a holding-hand ritual when Fernandez-Chavez ended a long-term relationship in 2014, quickly developed into an all-enveloping hug. While out for a stroll, Loubie would hold out her paws for people to hold them. After a few years, she learnt all by herself how to give a warm hug to her owner. She started doing the same to both neighbors and others she met on the streets.
Loubie’s generosity with hugs propelled her to stardom on social media. Fernandez-Chavez started to share pictures of Loubie hugging with her forelegs and they started getting shared – a lot. While she’s generous with her hugs, she does need to bond with that person. If she chooses to sit beside a stranger, it’s almost certain that she’ll give them a hug soon.
Loubie puts a smile on everybody’s face as people get an unexpected hug from a friendly Golden Retriever they hardly know.
Scroll down to enjoy some pictures of genuine affection from a dog passing by in Manhattan!
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I wanna hold your hand!
And give you a kiss too!
Because your kiss is on my list!
Time for my famous hug!
And another one!
From strangers to friends!
A birthday hug is in order!
Love on the streets of NYC!
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