Hugging Retriever Spreads Love On The Streets Of New York City

Everyone loves to hug their dog, but we don’t expect them to return such embrace. It’s hard with those cute, fluffy dog legs and they give us plenty of love in their own doggy ways. This hugging retriever, however, has adapted to our human ways of showing affection.

Meet Louboutina, or Loubie for short, a golden retriever who has perfected the art of cuddling. Where us humans tend to reserve our hugs for those that are close to us, Loubie doesn’t discriminate between friend or stranger.

In fact; Loubie will gladly embrace just about anyone she feels a connection to, something her human Cesar Fernandez-Chavez is all too aware of.

“It’s just not a regular walk,” Cesar says about walking with Loubie through the streets of New York City. “It’s a walk with hugging. So we don’t get to go too far.”

Of course, with Loubie’s reach, this hugging retriever lovingly embraces someone’s knee rather than anything else. Still though, a hug is a hug and no hug beats a Loubie hug.

Flip to the next page to find out how Loubie developed this passion for cuddling.