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A Dog in New York Stands On Corner and Gives Hugs

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Having a bad day? A golden retriever in Manhattan will cheer you up.

Named Louboutina, or Loubie for short, the 5-year-old dog is a staple in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, and known for giving anyone who needs a hug, a squeeze.

Loubie. Image credit: @louboutinanyc

Loubie. Image credit: @louboutinanyc

Related: This Picture Explains Exactly How Dogs Feel About Hugs

Usually found on the corner of 5th avenue and 17th street with her owner, Cesar, a Spanish translator, the dog, sporting a bright red harness, will give a hug to anyone who wants one. And for those who are a bit scared, Loubie, will “stage,” meaning she will set herself up for a hug, so it isn’t so intimidating.

Loubie. Image credit: @louboutinanyc

Loubie. Image credit: @louboutinanyc

Cesar first realized Loubie was quite the affectionate dog, when at 3 years old, she started holding his hands. This sweet gesture eventually turned into full-blown hugs.

Loubie and Cesar. Image credit: @louboutinanyc

Loubie and Cesar. Image credit: @louboutinanyc

To see all the New Yorkers she makes smile, head over to her Instagram account. But in the meantime, here are a few of our favorite shots:

Loubie. Image credit: @louboutinanyc

Loubie. Image credit: @louboutinanyc

Loubie. Image credit: @louboutinanyc

Loubie. Image credit: @louboutinanyc

Loubie. Image credit: @louboutinanyc

Loubie. Image credit: @louboutinanyc

Related: This Group Helps New Yorkers Meet Their Future Pup Over Beers

By Andrea Huspeni

Andrea Huspeni is the founder and CEO of This Dog's Life. Her mission it to help dogs live a happier, healthier and longer life. When she isn't working, she spends time with her two dogs, Lola and Milo. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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