It all started around Valentine’s Day in 2014, when Loubie started holding hands with her owner

“She started sitting up and grabbing my hands with both of her paws, and… crossing the other paw over her paw”

“I remember joking with my friends, ‘At least I have someone to hold hands with during Valentine’s’”

Today the Golden Retriever spends around 2 hours a day hugging people she meets on her walk

“It’s just not a regular walk… It’s a walk with hugging”

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

Fernandez-Chavez understands that the whole world needs the affection his pooch has to offer

So you can drop him an email and fix a hug with Louboutina for yourself if you happen to be in New York

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