How would you feel if suddenly a huge furry munchkin wraps her paws around your legs and brighten up your day with a magical smile? Interestingly, you would be surprised to know that a 5-year-old adorable golden retriever is doing this pawsome job & fuelling New York streets with immense happiness. Meet Louboutina who has been casting a spell with her warm embraces and firm handshakes in Manhattan.


She’s just a love bug.” Louboutina’s owner Cesar Fernandez-Chavez told Today. He’s had Louboutina for about five years since she was a puppy and was gifted from a friend with a penchant for Christian Louboutin’s iconic red-soled shoes which eventually led to her name. He further added, “But she wasn’t always a hugger. She started standing on two legs first, about two and a half years ago.

Cesar shared how it all began. He said, “We were walking and she stopped and started shaking hand and she put a lot of strength on the grip and I held her paw and then suddenly she sat up,” Later “I was like, OK, this is weird, but I let her do that and she was there for a good two minutes before she went down.”


The pause-and-stand became a routine, and Louboutina started to do it every time they walked. Eventually, this cute habit progressed to hugs. Her infinite affection for humans has augmented gradually.

Louboutina’s social media journey was marked when Gerard Butler bumped into her on the street and shared a picture. Since then, this gorgeous furball is trending her charisma across the world. You must check out her official Instagram page for heartwarming updates.

Looks like we all are craving to be bumped into an adorable golden retriever and get pawsome furry hugs! Who knows, we might meet one on our Indian streets.

This Pet Story was reported by Today and hence the quoted content & pictures credit belongs to them.

  • Himanshu

    An awesome post… I love this golden retriever… Want to take him home…! 🙂