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What’s everyone talking about? Popular Everything is here to give you a sneak peek into the most fascinating narratives and latest viral topics on the web. You won’t miss a thing!

The Incredible Story Behind This Viral Photo of a Man Rocking His Dog to Sleep in a Lake

It's 2012, and a Wisconsin man has walked out into Lake Superior with his dog, Schoep, in his arms. Fully clothed, he proceeds to rock Schoep to sleep in the water. Thankfully, his friend was present to capture this tender daily ritual and share it with the world, in a photo that went viral and resulted in huge global interest. One man proved just how unbreakable of a bond a man and his pet could have was when this picture made the rounds on the internet. At Popular Everything, we're bringing you the amazing story of John Unger and his arthritic dog Schoep.
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47 Years Later, This Man Finally Opens the Christmas Gift He Received From His High School Sweetheart

When these two high school sweethearts, Adrian and Vicki, fell for each other in the 1970s, they thought they would live happily ever after. But life has a mysterious way of throwing a few curveballs. As Christmas approached, Vicki handed over her gift to Adrian, but dropped an unexpected bombshell. That day Adrian vowed never to open it, but kept it. After 47 years, Adrian decided to finally unwrap the gift. This lead to a mysterious journey into his past, that triggered an unexpected chain of events.
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Secret Engagement Man: Prankster Boyfriend Proposes Every Day for a Month and His Girlfriend Never Even Noticed

One man went above and beyond in his unique proposal idea. Edi Okoro devised the perfect way to make girlfriend Cally Reed's proposal special, by proposing in front of her every day for a month without her knowing! He documented the whole month of "secret proposing" while she was none wiser, taking daily pictures of him and his girlfriend in which she is completely clueless to the engagement ring. Take a look at Edi's series of lucky escapes in which he manages not to get caught... just about!
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This Young Boy’s Disney Dream Came True, After Selflessly Using His Vacation Savings on Hurricane Dorian Victims

While Hurricane Dorian has been wreaking havoc across the East coast and leaving a trail of destruction; it's also left behind a trail of hope. That hope came in the form of a young seven-year-old from Florida, Jermaine Bell. A few weeks ago, Jermaine caused a media storm when he selflessly announced that he would give up his dream of going on his dream birthday trip to Disney World. Instead he committed an act of kindness. While he was praised for his efforts, he didn't expect that he would be rewarded in the most magical way possible.
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Son Spends 6 Years and $30,000 Building His Mom’s Dream Car Resulting in an Emotional Drive Down Memory Lane

What's the greatest thing you've ever given your mom? You're unlikely to have gone as far as Donny Pinto, who won the title for best son of the year in 2018. Witness the touching moment Donny reveals his labor of love to his unsuspecting mom, in a gift that meant so much more than it's market value. Having spent $37,000 and 6 years building Jeanie "Nonni" Pinto her dream Chevrolet, she received the biggest surprise of her life that left her completely speechless. Find out just how far one son went to surprise his mom!
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The Story of the Real-Life Cast Away: How One Man Survived 438 Days at Sea

You hear fictional stories about travelers getting lost out at sea all the time, but we've never actually considered it as a real-life possibility, that was until now. Introducing you to the story of Jose Salvador Alvarenga; a fisherman who intended on spending 30 hours out on a fishing mission. A sudden twist of fate not only prolonged the man's journey, but left him stranded in the middle of nowhere for 438 days. Here's how the skilled fisherman overcame his complex past.
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Doctor Saves Lives Simply by Writing His Name on His Scrub Cap

During medical procedures and life-saving surgeries, there is no doubt that every second counts. The emergency room can make for a chaotic scene where the pressure is on and there is zero room for error. Unfortunately sometimes avoidable mistakes do happen, especially during some of the more time-sensitive procedures. Throughout his career, Sydney-based anesthetist Dr. Rob Hackett has seen these mistakes happen and has come up with a very simple solution.
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Meet the Grandson Taking His 89-Year-Old Grandmother to All 61 National Parks

Since 2015, Brad Ryan and his 89- year old grandma Joy have been taking the nation by storm and capturing the imagination of strangers across the world. When Joy said she had one regret in life, that she had never seen "the ocean or mountains," Brad took her on her first hike. This then spiraled into an epic road trip across the country. It also sent them both on a life-changing personal journey like no other.
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A Caring Man Adopts 7 Teens, Giving Them All a Second Chance in Life

60-year-old Joe Toles, has dedicated the past ten years of his life to providing teenage boys, with rough childhoods a second chance. As a former guidance counselor from Queens, New York, Toles was more than aware of the many children and young adults out there who were struggling for a chance to live a happy and healthy life. Not only this, but Joe was already familiar with what it is like growing up in the system. He did not have a secure home growing up and is able to relate to the struggles that young teenagers growing up in similar situations can face.
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The Story of How Stefan Mandel Beat the System and Won the Lottery 14 Times

We all wish we could be one of the lucky few that wins the lottery. How great would it be if we could purchase that winning ticket? Unfortunately, we are one in a million with this dream, and the chances that it will come true are basically slim to none. One man, by the name of Stefan Mandel, was not willing to accept that reality and found a way to guarantee not one, but 14 lottery jackpots. Popular Everything has done the research and we are here to tell you all you need to know about Mandel's fascinating story and the details of his simple yet effective winning lottery strategy.
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Retiring Mailman Floyd Martin Goes Viral After Heartwarming Goodbye

Floyd Martin is no ordinary mailman. He's a hometown hero on wheels. Known for his contagious personality, he delivered mail to the same families for over 35 years. Floyd really became the heart and soul of his community in his small town in Atlanta. Still, it was only when he made the life-changing decision to retire, that he realized just how attached his community was to him too.
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These Lovely Dogs ‘Pack Walk’ And Pose For Pictures Together Every Day

Have you been meaning to walk your dog today, but are struggling to find the time? Saratoga Dog Walkers are here for you. This program is set up to get your canine companions strolling alongside several other pups, when you don’t have time to yourself. We all know the importance of keeping your four-legged friends regularly exercised, so this group may just be saving your dog’s life.
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Determined Dad’s Creative Invention Helps Two-Year-Old Son Crawl

Once unable to move around on his own, Brody Moreland is now a toddler on-the-go thanks to a unique device created by his father. After many trials and much determination, his devoted dad created a device that helped improve Brody’s quality of life with a disabling condition. Now the family is helping children like Brody by giving the gift of mobility to those who may otherwise be unable to play like other kids.
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Homeless Man Returns Engagement Ring to Its Owner. What She Does in Return Proves Karma is Real

Sometimes acts of kindness come from the most unexpected places. People every day can surprise us with good deeds, as long as we open our minds and allow them to rectify common misconceptions. Such was the case for Missouri woman, Sarah Darling, and her chance encounter with a homeless stranger named Billy Ray Harris. After offering a small donation to the homeless man begging on the street, Sarah was shocked to find out that her engagement ring had gone missing. When she returned to confront the man, Sarah immediately understood that this was just the beginning of a life-changing story.
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Single Mom Notices Fascinating Similarities Between Her Two Foster Babies and What She Discovers Changes Their Lives

Recently divorced Katie Page decided to take on the selfless decision to become a foster parent. After taking in a newborn baby boy she felt the need to expand her family. Months later she decided to foster a newborn baby girl. After discovering striking similarities between the two, she decided to investigate if her suspicion was a reality.
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How One Adventurous Father Did the Impossible and Built an Amusement Ride in His Backyard

While most dads consider themselves to be quite the mechanic after building a swimming pool, or maybe even a basketball court in their backyard, Will Pemble goes one step further. After a family trip to the amusement park, this father vowed to his son he would create something in their back garden that no one was expecting. Check out how this man beats every engineer we've known before!
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High School Sweethearts Get Their Disney Dream Wedding After Devastating Tragedy

Kelcie and Larry knew early on that they would spend the rest of their lives together. They have a lot in common, but their most shared passion is their undying love for everything that is Disney. Getting married in Disneyland would be one of the most amazing experiences they've ever had, especially after everything they've been through together. Here's the story of their real-life fairy tale and true love that proved unbreakable, even in the face of tragedy.
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