Those in need of a hug on this Valentine's Day should probably make their way to New York City in the hope that they'll be lucky enough to bump into Louboutina, NYC's most loveable dog famous for giving out free hugs to everyone that she meets. Thanks to her loving nature Louboutina now has more than 58k people following her on Instagram, tuning in every day to see who the Golden Retriever shares a hug with next.
Each day she spends 2 hours going on long walks with her owner, 45-year-old Fernandez-Chavez although according to him it's never a "regular walk" he told TheDodo, also adding that “a lot of people say she’s made their day… Like, if they had a bad day at work, maybe that’s just what they needed.”
The tradition of taking Loubie out and meeting strangers actually started around 3 years ago when on Valentine's Day 2014 she started holding her owners hand not long after he just ended a relationship. ‘At least I have someone to hold hands with during Valentine’s,' Chavez recalls telling his friends at the time. Understanding that it's not just her owner that needs love now Louboutina spends her days spreading the love to others. Head over to her Instagram to see more.
If you're lonely this Valentine's Day then don't worry as Louboutina the Golden Retriever is giving out free hugs
For the past three years she's been giving out hugs to those in the Chelsea, NYC area that need them the most...
The tradition started on Valentine’s Day in 2014 when Loubie started holding hand with her owner after a recent breakup
Realising that Loubie clearly loved giving out free hugs to those who need cheering up she started doing the same to strangers whilst out on walks
“A lot of people say she’s made their day… Like, if they had a bad day at work, maybe that’s just what they needed.”
The golden retrieve goes on 2-hour-long walks and gives hugs to everyone that stops to show her some love
Whilst some 58k people follow her over on Instagram to see what she gets up to next.
And if you want to meet up with Loubie for a hug you arrange one through email.