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Andrea Billups
December 21, 2013 10:45 AM

It was a week of romantic highs and lows.

The story of a Boston marathon bombing victim’s proposal to the nurse who cared for him during his darkest hours warmed PEOPLE.com readers’ hearts.

But many were deeply saddened by the official news that, after months of speculation, Khloé Kardashian had filed for divorce.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, and angry – to wow.

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Boston Marathon bombing victim James Costello entered Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and found care and a fiancée: his nurse, Krista D’Agostino.

Chemo patient Jessie Rees, 11, was inspired to start her own worldwide foundation for sick children, which has so far affected more than 80,000 kids.

Former Lostprophets lead singer Ian Watkins was sentenced to 29 years in jail for attempted rape of a baby and making child pornography.

Khloé Kardashian, 29, finally pulled the plug on her four-year marriage to basketball pro Lamar Odom.

Readers found it funny that at the ripe age of 19 Justin Bieber had announced his retirement, even though he was only joking.

Check back again next week for another must-read roundup. Until then, see what readers are reacting to every day by clicking here.

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