Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Golden Retriever Is Bringing Love To New Yorkers. One Hug At A Time.

“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence,” said Erich Fromm, a German psychologist who explained the importance of love through this statement. Sometimes an unexpected act of love and affection from a stranger can make a huge impact in our lives. But it’s not just the love of another human being that we long for, and a golden retriever in New York understands this very well and has become famous for hugging strangers.

Louboutina is attracting more and more tourists to New York than the Empire State Building.

Her admirers call her the friendliest canine on Earth because she loves spreading joy and hugging strangers on the streets of New York.

Louboutina is attracting more and more tourists to New York than the Empire State Building.

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The adorable pooch instantly took over social media and has become a star, all thanks to her affectionate nature.

Once they've spotted her on the street, passersby will often stop and pose for pictures with her. People have shared their lovey-dovey moment on Instagram in which the pooch can be seen on her hind legs, with her front paws clasped around them.

The adorable pooch instantly took over social media and has become a star, all thanks to her affectionate nature.

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Louboutina’s owner, Cesar Fernandez-Chavez, reshares all the pictures on the canine’s own Instagram page, which has thousands of followers.

Cesar’s best friend got him this delightful golden retriever as a gift about six years ago, when she was just a puppy. About three years ago, she began holding hands with him, which eventually developed into hugging.

Louboutina’s owner, Cesar Fernandez-Chavez, reshares all the pictures on the canine’s own Instagram page, which has thousands of followers.

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Cesar said, “Louboutina started ‘holding hands’ on February 2014, a week before Valentine's day, I never discouraged her but learned to be patient and let her do her trick.”

He continued, ‘Then in the spring of 2015 she started “hugging me” and since last winter she has been hugging other people more often.’

Cesar said, “Louboutina started ‘holding hands’ on February 2014, a week before Valentine's day, I never discouraged her but learned to be patient and let her do her trick.”

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The canine makes fans wherever and whenever she goes for a walk.

Cesar said, “We live in downtown Manhattan and walk all over Chelsea, West Village or Gramercy Park. So whenever she stops to hold hands or hug someone she breaks a bunch of hearts, because I can always hear people saying, ‘aww’, ‘adorable’ and ‘how cute’.”

The canine makes fans wherever and whenever she goes for a walk.

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