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

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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

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