When I tell people that New York City is my favorite place and that I long to live there I am often met with every stereotype there is. Aren’t the people rude? Nobody has time to be polite to each other! Prepare to have those myths about New Yorkers broken…all with the help of Louboutina the hugging dog!
This is Louboutina, Loubie for short. That is her owner, aka her human father, Cesar Fernandez-Chavez. Loubie didn’t always give out free hugs. After Cesar suffered a breakup he noticed Loubie started trying to hold his hand. As time went on that hand holding turned into an actual hug and Louboutina began to earn her reputation as the hugging dog!
After seeing Loubie on Instagram I HAD to meet her when I recently visited NYC. I contacted Cesar via Loubie’s Instagram account and found out that they would be out for a walk in their Chelsea neighborhood that night! Of course, the trip was made immediately to get a hug from this friendly New Yorker!
After reading that Loubie does not hug everyone, only those that she bonds with I was so grateful that I measured up for her! How can you not want to bond with that beautiful Golden Retriever face?!
My husband Gabe and friend Mark fell for her too! Loubie had quite the crowd as we talked to her and Cesar. People were so in awe by the fact that she could hug and interested in the fame she has gained from her actions. The pair has even appeared on Good Morning America!
Thank you so much to Cesar for meeting up with us on the street. You are so kind and gracious that it is no wonder Loubie is such a sweetheart!
Say what you may about New York City. I don’t know about your city, but I am pretty sure you don’t have a dog that gives out random hugs! People don’t have time to stop and be polite in the city? On the contrary, they even have time for hugs!