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Surprised Encinitas couple find themselves a hit on Facebook Watch

Surprised Encinitas couple find themselves a hit on Facebook Watch

An Encinitas couple’s good Samaritan program offering skateboarding and life lessons to at-risk kids shot from relative obscurity to 1.4 million online views within a day and a half of its debut last week.

And the attention came as a huge surprise to John and Alison Barry. They had agreed to be interviewed for a routine documentary when, in the vein of “Undercover Boss,” they later learned the folks shooting it were a professional crew from the weekly series “Returning the Favor” on Facebook Watch.

Show host Mike Rowe, who has 1.9 million Facebook followers, crisscrosses the country with his production team in search of folks “who are slightly better than us doing nice...

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