updated 10/18/2013 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/19/2013 AT 9:00 AM ET
It was a family-centric week on several fronts for our readers as baby moms and dads continued to capture their attention – from a sexy snapshot that elicited quite a few chuckles, to the joy of seeing a famous little couple adopt their second child.
Emotions also ran high over the heart-tugging news of one orphaned Florida teen’s impassioned plea to be adopted.
Here are five stories that drew the strongest reactions this week from our PEOPLE.com readers, from happy to sad to mad, from laugh out loud to all-out wow.
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Clearly eager to show off her post-baby body just four months after giving birth to daughter North, Kim Kardashian, 32, drew lots of laughs from readers after she posted a sexy swimsuit selfie on Instagram that flashed plenty of skin. The snapshot spurred baby daddy Kanye West to enthusiastically tweet: “Heading Home Now.”
Readers were wowed by the happy news that, after months of worry and waiting, Dr. Jennifer Arnold and husband Bill Klein – known to many as TLC’s The Little Couple – were united in India with newly adopted daughter Zoey, their second child.
Readers were saddened to hear that MasterChef finalist Josh Marks, 26, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Chicago’s South Side. Family members told police that Marks had recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
After news surfaced that a 12-year-old Polk County, Fla., girl named Rebecca Ann Sedwick committed suicide after being bullied by classmates, readers flooded PEOPLE.com with an outpouring of anger. Two girls, ages 12 and 14, have been arrested by police and charged with aggravated stalking after Sedwick, who was reportedly victimized on social media, leaped to her death from a tower at an abandoned cement plant.
Readers loved the touching story of orphan Davion Only, a 15-year-old Florida teen who was born while his mother was in jail and has lived his whole life in foster care. He issued a heartfelt plea to the congregation of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church to take him into their home, imploring: “Old or young, dad or mom, black, white purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be.”
Check back next week for another must-read roundup. Until then, see how readers are reacting every day by clicking here.