The Good Stuff

April 24th, 2014
10:46 AM ET

What's On Your Bucket List?

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," an elderly woman crosses a wish off her bucket list. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

For more than 40 years, Gary, Indiana, resident Willie Tillman, 102, wanted to visit the top of the Sears Tower.

Although the name of the landmark has changed to the Willis Tower, Tillman has reached her goal.

"I like it ... I like it," Tillman said. "That's the greatest."

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April 23rd, 2014
12:34 PM ET

Runner Hands Out 260 Signed Notes to Boston Marathon Spectators

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," an appreciative runner in the Boston Marathon thanks the people who cheered her on. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Chrissy Yamada came to Boston from Seattle to run the marathon.

She was stopped last year at mile 25.

"In the summer, I started to think about what am I going to do to be thankful and grateful. That's all I can think of. Everyone's hurt. How do I help them heal somehow, some way?" Yamada said.

She discovered the way to give back was literally to hand out thank you notes, passing out 260 signed notes to honor those wounded last year.

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April 22nd, 2014
11:57 AM ET

Boy Uses Savings to Buy Smoke Detectors

In today's edition of the " Good Stuff,"  a nine-year-old saves up for months to get a Playstation 4 but changes his priorities for the safety of his community. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Hector Montoya really wanted a Playstation 4.

After saving for months, he was well on his way to purchasing his dream toy - but then he saw a sad story on the news.

A mother and daughter in a nearby town died in a fire.  It turns out, their home didn't have a smoke detector.

"I said saving a life is more important," says Montoya.

The boy took all of his cash and bought smoke detectors, almost a hundred of them, and with the help of his local fire department, installed them for seniors and those in need.

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April 21st, 2014
12:44 PM ET

War Hero Rescues Woman Trapped Under Car

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a  war hero rescues a woman pinned underneath her SUV. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

James Yates was already a hero.

The Purple Heart winner, with tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, was actually on his way to an Iowa Barnstormers game to be honored.

But heroes never rest.

On his way, he happened to pass by Courtney Pearson.  She was trying to fix a brake fluid leak on her truck.

"I've had that jack under the car before, I didn't think it would be too much of an issue," she said.

"I had my kids out playing, as soon as the car fell they heard me scream, go find a neighbor go find a neighbor, somebody, anybody."

The person Courtney's kids found was Yates.

He jacked up the truck and Courtney escaped with only bruises.

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