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Top 3 heartwarming stories of the week
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Top 3 heartwarming stories of the week

Top 3 heartwarming stories of the week
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Top 3 heartwarming stories of the week

We've got a rousing rendition of a Disney tune and what might be the sweetest prom couple ever. Here are Newsy's top three heartwarming stories of the week.

Our No. 3 spot features three Marines who clearly know every word to the megapopular hit "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen." (Via Walt Disney Animation Studios / "Frozen")

"Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway." (Via YouTube / Chris Koke / Bill Nuche)

We did say "rousing rendition," right?

"LET IT GO! WOOO WOO!" (Via YouTube / Chris Koke / Bill Nuche)​

Wow, they let it go, for sure. Nice to see the softer side of some rough and tough U.S. Marines.

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Coming in at No. 2 — a reunion between a U.S. veteran and his specialized search dog, Cila. (Via WBBM)

Army Sgt. Jason Bos and Cila, whom he affectionately calls Cici, served in almost 100 missions together in Iraq over a four-year period before returning to the states in 2012.

"Bos left the military before Cici. They were apart for two years, and when Bos learned that she was retiring, he jumped at the chance to adopt." (Via CBS)

Bos worked with the American Humane Association and Mission K9 Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to retiring and retired service dogs, to raise the necessary funds to fly Cila back home from Germany. (Via Facebook / Mission K9 Rescue)

Clearly, the love between the two did not diminish even though they were hundreds of miles apart for two long years. They were finally reunited April 30.

And our No. 1 heartwarming story of the week is the sweetest prom couple of all time. (Via USA Today)

"A high school senior in Ohio brings his 89-year-old great-grandmother to the prom because she couldn't afford to go to hers as a teenager." (Via Fox News)

"Maybe they didn't dance as fast as the others, but when the song was Frank Sinatra's 'I love the kisses of Delores,' they got a standing ovation. Look at how adorable they are."​ (Via ABC)

Austin Dennison said one of his friends even tried to steal his great-grandmother, Delores, away from him for a dance. Make sure to check back next week for more top three stories. 

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