Unger and Schoep became Internet celebrities last summer because of Bayfield
photographer Hannah Hudson’s tender photograph of the pair in the waters of Lake Superior. Hudson took the photo on July 30 and posted it the next evening on her Facebook page. Within four days it had 1.8 million views.
His fan base hasn’t diminished. A “happy birthday” post on the Schoep and John
Facebook page had well over 30,000 likes within six hours after it appeared on
Saturday. More than 1,000 birthday cards had come in the mail, Unger said, along
with 25 gifts, including a watercolor of Schoep adapted from a Facebook photo.
For more on Schoep's birthday celebration check out the full story from the Duluth News Tribune: http://bit.ly/142AM4c