If Instagram is like your ritual, then you’ve probably heard of Louboutina, a loving pooch known as the hugging dog. As her name implies it, she absolutely loves giving out hugs, and the internet fell in love with her overnight. But bad things happen to good people, and that also includes dogs like Louboutina. So, despite being loving and supportive to strangers, a fire took almost everything from her and her owner, Cesar. Now, as fans of the hugging dog feel for their beloved hugging dog, folks are trying to figure out how to go about helping these two to recover.The pooch became a social media sensation when her human owner, Cesar, began posting photos of his dog hugging random strangers in New York City. People were overwhelmed by the dog’s unexpected act of kindness.
Today, Louboutina has accrued 192,000 Instagram followers for the photos that she takes with her dad, Cesar, or with random strangers. She’s even appeared on several television shows, which upped her celebrity dog status.
While the two went for their usual morning walk, their neighbor’s apartment went up in flames. To make things worse, the fire continued to spread and eventually spread to Cesar’s apartment as well. In the end, they had lost everything.
The downside was that Cesar and his pooch had to deal with the fact that they lost everything that they owned, including their apartment. If anyone could use a hug after this, it would certainly be Cesar, but Louboutina could use one too.
Cesar is grateful that neither of them were hurt in the fire, but it’s tough to keep your chin up when you’ve lost everything. Fortunately, he still had Louboutina who continued to show him lots of love and support.
It became clear that both she and Cesar, who were staying at the Skyline Hotel in New York City, really needed a hug, and a whole lot more. But would the people who pushed Louboutina to Insta-stardom be able to help?
So when Cesar set up a GoFundMe page, he was only hoping to raise $20,000 which would help them get out of that situation. But imagine his surprise when he realized people had been donating left and right.
Cesar couldn’t believe all the love and support he’d gotten from people. It goes to show that when there’s a lot of generosity and empathy in an otherwise cruel and cynical world.
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