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Tim Nudd
January 04, 2014 08:30 AM

Several heartwarming – and surprising – stories of love kept the chill of winter at bay for PEOPLE.com readers this week.

News that Patrick Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, has found love again made readers extremely happy – as did Robin Roberts’s newly public revelation that she’s been in a decade-long relationship with girlfriend Amber Laign.

Below 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. To let us know what you think of what’s going on in the news, click on the appropriate icon appearing at the bottom of every story.

Lisa Niemi, who lost her husband of three decades, Patrick Swayze, to pancreatic cancer in 2009, confirmed to PEOPLE that she is engaged to jeweler Albert DePrisco, who proposed on Christmas Eve.

In a year-end Facebook post, Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts publicly confirmed what her friends and family have known for a decade: that she’s been in a long-term relationship with Amber Laign.

Kanye West‘s unusual Christmas present for Kim Kardashian – a Hermes Birkin handbag hand-painted with nude bodies by George Condo – was met with mostly Grinch-like reactions from readers.

In the saddest news of the week, James Avery, best known for playing Will Smith‘s Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, died at 68.

Photos of Miley Cyrus and Kellan Lutz hanging out together in Las Vegas fueled dating rumors, and more than a few chuckles from readers.

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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