Affectionate Dog Gives 'Hugs' To Strangers She Meets Around New York

She's ridiculously cute.

If you’re going to be without a date this Valentine’s day, you may want to book a speedy trip to New York.

The city is home to Louboutina, a five-year-old golden retriever who loves giving “hugs” to strangers.

And the first #hug of #2017 goes chubby daddy!!! 🐶❤️👴🏽

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Louboutina first showed her snuggly side with owner Cesar Fernandez-Chavez by cuddling up to his side on a walk.

“She gets a very good grip, depending on where I’m standing. I have to make sure that I’m keeping well-balanced,” he told the Dodo.

It wasn’t long before Louboutina began to wrap herself around neighbours she’d see while out in Manhattan - and her habit soon gained the attention of strangers.

“When she sits next to someone, then I say: ‘You’re probably going to get a hug,’” Fernandez-Chavez explained.

Louboutina’s affectionate side has made her a social media star, with more than 63,000 followers on Instagram.

Check out some of her love-filled photos below or follow her on Instagram to keep up to date with the cuteness.

Repost from @alison_leah I got a hug from @louboutinanyc!!! She's the absolute sweetest! 💕✨💕

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Sending a hug to all my Nasty Women 💪🏼 You marched today all over the world for 💗💗💗💗

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