In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Oprah's helping viewers across the country show their loved ones how much they care. These shockers will surely make their hearts aflutter.
First up are Vickie and her husband, Win. He thinks he's at The Oprah Show to make his wife's Valentine's Day wish come true, but Oprah's staff has something else in store.
Vickie said Win loves singing along with Patti's albums, but as a Valentine's Day treat, she'd love for him to sing a duet with the music legend…live!
To keep the surprise a secret, Vickie told Win he's coming to Chicago to serenade her on national television, which isn't technically the truth.
After singing the first verse solo, Win is joined onstage by Patti. Their duet brings Vickie to tears.
"Wow," Oprah says. "That was too fantastic."
When Oprah's producers first asked Patti to be a part of this surprise, she says she was overwhelmed by Win's admiration. "Somebody loved me so much that they wanted to name their baby, if it was a boy or a girl, Patti LaBelle," she says. "That's special."
Win says he heard Patti's voice before he saw her. "I heard her voice, and I'm thinking, 'Oh, man.' I didn't know what to think," he says. "[My wife] kind of sprang it on me that we have to come to Oprah. … I was really nervous."
As a special treat, Patti invites Win and Vickie to join her for dinner after the show. "Happy Valentine's Day to Vickie and Win," Oprah says. "This will be one you'll never forget."
Since she was 2 years old, Tiffany says she's spent almost every weekend with her grandparents. Memories of their camping trips, visits to historical sites and volunteer opportunities fill photo albums and journals.
In December 2007, Tiffany's grandfather died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He and Tiffany's grandmother Helen had been married for almost 60 years. "I always knew my grandma was extra special. She has six children, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren—she loves us all," Tiffany says. After her grandfather's passing, Tiffany says it really hit home that her time with her grandmother would eventually come to an end. "You realize, and you're just so grateful for every moment."
The day after her grandfather's funeral, Tiffany says her grandmother returned to her volunteer work and cooked Christmas dinner for fellow churchgoers. Though she loves giving to others, Tiffany says her grandmother never asks for much in return. There is one thing, however, that she's always wanted.
Tiffany says her grandmother's love is a gift, and in return, she wanted to give her a present that shows how much she's appreciated. What's the one thing she's been dreaming of for 30 years? A shiny red Volkswagen New Beetle convertible!
Not content to propose over a candlelit dinner, Rand set his sights on the Super Bowl. He launched a website to raise the $2.5 million he'd need to buy advertising time during the big game.
Three months after the website went up, Rand disguised his identity and shared his story on Good Morning America. The publicity helped him raise $10,000, but he was still short of his goal. Undaunted, Rand landed a corporate sponsor to help him buy ad time.
One week before the Super Bowl, the ring was purchased and the proposal was set to go. Then, the corporate sponsor backed out. Rand had to come up with a new plan…fast.
When he appeared on the TV screen during a commercial break, cameras captured Geraldine's shocked expression. As she looked on, Rand spoke through the television and said, "The whole world, this is Geraldine. She is amazing in every way. For the last five years, we've spent the best parts of our lives together and made it through the tough times, too. I couldn't ask for anything more in my life than her love, and that's why I'm here today. Geraldine, will you marry me?"
Watch Geraldine's response to Rand's proposal.
If the stunned expression on Geraldine's face is any indication, Rand's surprise was a success! "Oh my," she said. "Oh, my God. You want to get married? Yes!"
Right before the video was scheduled to air, Geraldine says she grabbed the remote to fast-forward through commercials. Then, Rand popped up on the TV and the remote dropped out of her hand!
"When I first saw the video go up, it was kind of that confusion, that split second of, 'Oh, that guy looks a little bit like Rand,'" Geraldine says. "Then I thought, 'Was he recording an infomercial? Did he make like a local TV commercial?' Then, I saw [my] picture go up, and I was, like, 'Oh, wait a minute.' I think I was really close to just screaming."
In addition to being a true romantic, Jim is also a biology teacher and is known as the Oprah Winfrey expert at his school. "We love all The Oprah Winfrey shows, but for Jim, the best Oprah Winfrey shows are with Dr. Oz because he can take all that interesting information to his students."
Since matters of the heart are Dr. Oz's specialty, he was happy to help Carolyn plan a big surprise for the love of her life.
"I hear you're a big fan of The Oprah Show," Dr. Oz says. "In fact, you hardly ever miss an episode. I even heard that you played the show in the classroom. Your wife wanted to give you a really big Valentine's Day present. So guess what—you're coming to The Oprah Show!"
"I'm speechless," Jim says. "I don't know what I'm supposed to do or say. Oprah, you are too sneaky."
For his dissection classes, Jim says he used clips of Dr. Oz showing what a healthy organ looks like versus one from a person who hasn't taken care of his body. "That shock value is so great for my students, and then I can really relate to them one-on-one," he says.
Just as in past years, Jim has already planned his special themed Valentine's Day dinner for Carolyn. "So this year, it was going to be a rock star theme, since she loves to be a rock star," he says. "I was going to clear out all the furniture in the house, get my guitar, get some lights."
Jim may want to put his plans on hold—there is one last surprise! Jim's principal has arranged for a substitute teacher, and Jim and Carolyn will be staying in Chicago for one more night so they can meet Dr. Oz in person. "That's fantastic," Jim says.
Now, Tim is getting the chance to surprise his own sweetheart. After a quick stop at the florist, Tim delivers the big news to his wife, Carly. "I just wanted to let you know that you're going to The Oprah Show !"
It takes a few minutes, but Tim's surprise eventually sinks in. "Oh my God, it's the best Valentine's ever," Carly says.
After shocking their friends with the news, the whole gang heads to Chicago."All I ever wanted was to get tickets to sit with all of them [in the audience]—and I'm sitting beside Oprah!" Carly says.
When he was just a puppy, Larry says Oogy was living in a hell on earth. He was tied to a stake and used as bait for pit bulls in a dogfighting ring. "He'd been thrown in a cage and left to die, and the police raided the facility," Larry says. "He was brought to Ardmore Animal Hospital, and they saved him."
Dr. Bianco, a veterinarian, says Oogy was still a puppy when he first treated the dog's severe damage. "He basically had the side of his face ripped off, his jaw was crushed, his skull was damaged," he says. "He's lucky to be alive."
Larry and his twin boys were at the vet to drop off their cat when Oogy walked down the hall…and right into their hearts. "He looked like part of him had melted," Larry says. "But he just covered us with kisses. It's like he didn't know that anything bad had happened to him—he was just full of love. He jumped in our arms."
When Larry found out the dog didn't belong to anyone, he asked Dr. Bianco if he could adopt him. "I couldn't believe my good luck," Larry says. "That's how I felt about this dog right from the start."
Larry's twin sons, Noah and Dan, have something special in common with Oogy—they were also adopted. " I'm sure when our parents adopted us, I hope it was one of the greatest days of their lives. And I know in my life, my experience when we adopted [Oogy], it was one of the greatest days of my life," Dan says.
"I think that Oogy symbolizes to people the indomitable survivor that they see in themselves," Larry says. "And that there is love on the other side of adversity."
The Levin family says he might not be the prettiest dog, but Oogy's brought them more love than they could ever imagine. At first, however, Larry's wife, Jennifer says she was reluctant to bring the dog home. "I was really scared that he would bite, and he had a history of abuse, so I was afraid he would be violent," she says. After hearing Dr. Bianco attest to his good nature, Jennifer allowed Oogy into their home, and he's been a beloved family member ever since.
Noah and Dan say Oogy has changed their lives in many different ways. "You don't think you can love just in that way until you meet a dog like Oogy," Noah says.
Although Noah and Dan will be off to college soon, Larry plans to make sure Oogy still gets plenty of attention. "One of the things I want to do for Oogy is train him to work with kids and take him to kid's hospitals, because I think he'll be an inspiration to young kids who are facing a lot of adversity," Larry says.
"It's a huge commitment to be a dog owner because it's adding another member to your family. But if you decide that that's what you want to do, they give a lot of love," Oprah says.
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