Golden Retriever Spreads Joy Through Giving Hugs

By: Nathan Grant

We all have "ruff" days from time to time. Thankfully this adorable Golden Retriever is giving out free hugs in the streets to complete strangers! 

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Louboutina, a Golden Retriever, has become famous for what she's been doing at Chelsea in New York City.

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Louboutina is named after a French shoe designer, and has become a celebrity herself. On Instagram, she has over 58,000 followers!

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This spread of love began when this Golden Retriever held her owner's hands back on Valentine's Day in 2014.

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“She started sitting up and grabbing my hands with both of her paws, and… crossing the other paw over her paw,” her owner, Fernandez-Chavez explained to The Dodo.

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Now, Louboutina meets new people for hours a day, hugging away and spreading joy. For people having a rough day, she is the perfect moment of happiness.

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“A lot of people say she’s made their day… Like, if they had a bad day at work, maybe that’s just what they needed.”

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Lucky for everyone, Fernando-Chavez allows anyone to feel the affection and love Louboutina has to offer.

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If you want to meet her, all you need to do is send an email and ask about setting up a time! If you're in New York City, you can't miss this adorable opportunity!

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