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This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth.More >>
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth. Hear new details of the case from Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates and Toledo Police Caption Brad Weis just days after Steven King and Angela Steinfurth accepted plea deals in the case.More >>
By now, you've probably heard of "Two Girls and a Puppy," especially if you're a fan of the Toledo News Now Facebook page.
Our story about the two siblings who desperately wanted a new pet went viral on its own - separate from the Facebook page the girls created, which exploded even bigger than ours.
Point is - lots of people know about the girls and their quest for puppy-ownership, but no one knew if they actually got one.
Well, now we have an update.
The story? The family lost their dog to cancer a few months ago. All five kids, lead by two precocious sisters, begged mom and dad for a puppy, but parents were reluctant to give in.
Finally, Dad offered them a deal. He told the girls that if they got one million likes on Facebook, he'd get them a puppy. He never thought they'd get it.
It took them 13 hours.
Several national news appearances and a viral Facebook page later, the girls got their chance to visit the North Shore Animal League in Long Island to pick out - you guessed it - their very own snuggly ball of fur.
They found the perfect pet: a cuddly little mixed-breed puppy who was in need of a home.
A few signed papers, a couple of vaccines, and a plane ride later, the family was home, along with their four-legged new addition.
This is a story with a happy ending - it's safe to say here that "They all lived happily ever after."
Except there's one more detail: The name. What do you name a puppy powered by millions of likes?