The Good Stuff

August 27th, 2014
10:20 AM ET

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Are Proclaimed Heroes

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff,"  Chicago's Little League team inspires the city and beyond. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

Although the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars lost to South Korea on Sunday,  fans and the nation alike are calling their run nothing short of historic.

On Tuesday, supporters waited on line for hours at a Dicks Sporting Goods store in the city to buy out the team's official national championship shirt.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the collector's item, around $240,000 dollars, will go to the baseball program.

A welcome parade kicks off this morning for the young hometown heroes.

See more at CNN affiliate WGN.

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August 26th, 2014
09:54 AM ET

There's No Slowing Down This 99-Year-Old

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a 99-year-old woman is on a mission to sew 1,000 dresses for little girls in Africa by her birthday. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

Since 2011, Lillian Weber has been sewing a dress a day for “Little Dresses for Africa," a charity group that distributes them to orphanages and schools throughout Africa.

Since she started, Weber has made over 840 dresses.

She recently set a goal of sewing together dress number 1,000 by May 6, 2015 – her 100th birthday.

But she says she won't stop there.

"When I get to that 1,000, if I'm able to – I won't quit."

See more on this story at CNN affiliate WQAD and if you have #GoodStuff news, let us know.

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August 25th, 2014
10:11 AM ET

See Boy's Letter to Soldiers: 'Hope You Make It'

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff,"  a frank 8-year-old Louisiana boy becomes a source of inspiration for U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

Gavin's wrote four words in a letter around last Christmas to troops in Kabul saying: "hope you make it."

While his teacher originally thought the note was too blunt to send, the remark quickly became a motto for the airmen and soldiers deployed 8,000 miles away.

The 438th Air Expeditionary wing embarked on a mission to find him.

Local journalists, including the Shreveport Times - which published a story with the headline "Who is Gavin?" helped make the overseas meeting happen.

The Gavin fan club, as they began calling themselves, chatted with the boy over Skype.

"Every time we went somewhere or did something it was "hope you make it,"  they told him.

"So not sure how at such a young age something so wise can come out of such a small body – but we're really, really glad it did."

See the full story at CNN affiliate KTBS.

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August 15th, 2014
09:17 AM ET

See Policeman's Epic Dancing

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a group of kids in Kansas City are taken by surprise when a policeman shows up for an epic dance-off.

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See the full story at CNN affiliate WTNH.

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