updated 04/05/2013 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/07/2013 AT 6:00 AM ET
PEOPLE.com readers love true-life adventure, judging by the admiration shown to Heidi Klum and her heroics. But it took man’s best friend and a cousin of Bambi to warm your hearts.
Here are the stories that sparked the strongest reactions from readers this week – what made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, awestruck, even angry. Meanwhile, please don’t forget to keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story to tell us what you think.
Heidi Klum’s ocean rescue of son Henry, 7, and two nannies after they were sucked into rough waters while swimming in Hawaii got readers’ adrenaline flowing – and appreciation growing.
The remarkable tale of a Great Dane named Kate, who nurtured an orphaned deer, was like an early Mother’s Day present to readers, who joyously lapped up the story.
The passing of 14-year-old Katelyn Norman after her two-year battle with cancer brought tears. Her death came only a few days after she was granted her wish of attending her school prom, which had to be held in her Tennessee hospital room.
Two stories gave readers the giggles, and they both had to do with hair: Suri Cruise’s newly cropped bangs, and Bradley Cooper’s ’70s-style curly perm. Both came in for a lot of teasing … no pun intended.
Check back next week for another must-read roundup. Meanwhile, see what readers are reacting to every day by clicking here.