updated 05/30/2014 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/31/2014 AT 11:05 AM ET
Stories about deep connections, human and otherwise, earned the strongest reactions from PEOPLE readers this week. But there was room for some frivolity as well.
And while two sets of honeymooners – one real, and another almost real – earned the lion’s share of attention this week, one of the most popular tales involved the devotion of two four-legged friends to one another.
Below, check out the five stories that got the strongest reactions on PEOPLE.com this week. And let us know what you think of every story by clicking on the icons at the bottom.
Patrick Swayze’s widow, actress and dancer Lisa Niemi, wed jeweler Albert DePrisco in an intimate ceremony at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, before more than 50 guests – and reader reaction was joyful.
A pal is a pal for life, especially in the animal kingdom, as evidenced in a viral video of a goat who ended his hunger strike after reuniting with his donkey best friend.
Mother of 19 Michelle Duggar wasn’t exactly greeted by applause when she opened up about discussions with a fertility doctor about her chances for another baby.
Readers apparently liked the new pixie cut Pamela Anderson was sporting, and expressed disappointment when she ditched it and added long hair extensions.
Check back again next week for another must-read roundup. Until then, see what readers are reacting to every day by clicking here.