Loving and loyal, dogs are man’s best friend for a reason. Though most canines show affection for humans with tail wags and lots of licks, Louboutina (Loubie for short), an adorable golden retriever, communicates her love through cuddly hugs.
The darling dog loves to embrace her owner, Cesar Fernandez-Chavez, by wrapping her front legs around his knees. According to Fernandez-Chavez, Loubie learned the behavior all by herself, and has since insisted on wrapping her paws around many people she encounters—including complete strangers. As one can imagine, Loubie’s daily walks around New York City are quite the sight. “It’s just not a regular walk,” Fernandez-Chavez told The Dodo. “It’s a walk with hugging. So we don’t get to go too far.”
All images via Cesar Fernandez-Chavez.
This is Loubie, a hugging dog from New York.
A couple of years ago, Loubie began holding hands with her owner, Cesar Fernandez-Chavez, and with strangers on the street.
Adorably, the hand-holding has since turned into cuddly hugs.
Talk about puppy love!