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Free Hugs – Say Hello to Loubie the bonny golden retriever offering hugs!

Louboutina, or Loubie for short, has made a bit of name for herself in downtown New York. The five year-old golden retriever has been spotted standing upright on the streets of the Chelsea area, beautifully clad in a bright red walking harness, eager to embrace anyone who walks by.

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Loubie and her owner Cesar, a Spanish translator for a local hospital, have been amazed by the response. image5

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Handshakes and hand holding at age three gradually developed to big loving hugs.

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Any passers by in need of hugs can find one with Loubie who’s always happy to oblige!

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Taking a short walk on a sunny Saturday morning you can see the reaction. Loubie quickly makes friends.  Locals are just drawn to her and she just laps up the love.

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People may stereotype big city dwellers as being brisk and always in a hurry. This certainly doesn’t apply where this beautiful young lady is involved! Loubie is instantly disarming, softening any tough exterior. We all need a hug and Loubie is always there for those that need it most!

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If you’re ever in the neighbourhood her ‘stage’ is stand at the corner of 5th and 17th. People come to her and it is simply one of her favorite things.

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No discrimination here – human or dog; Louboutina will cuddle all!

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It’s so refreshing and heart-warming in what can sometimes seem like a cold world to see one so happy and open. If you’re ever feeling blue look for Loubie. Her furry cuddles will save the day!


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