The Good Stuff

October 28th, 2014
11:48 AM ET

Helmet Cam Video of Motorcyclist's Good Deed Goes Viral

In today’s edition of the Good Stuff, a motorcyclist’s good deed goes viral.

Rhino Hooten always wears a helmet cam riding his motorcycle to work, just in case he gets in an accident. Not sure how that would help him, but it did capture an overturned car with a driver trapped inside.

"When she was snared in her seatbelt, it was wrapped around her upper body. Her suffocating was my thought... she was panicking; she couldn't get out," Hooten said.

Another driver who had also stopped to help was calling for a knife to cut the seatbelt.

Hooten worked quickly, freeing the driver with a pocket knife just as smoke started coming from the car.

Hooten’s footage has gone viral with over 600,000 views. He said the attention has been surprising, but he did what just came naturally to him.

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October 27th, 2014
09:52 AM ET

Mike Rowe and Chris Cuomo Auction Rowe's Watch

In today’s edition of the Good Stuff we offer “time” for a good cause.

Last time Mike Rowe was here, Chris Cuomo told him he liked his watch. Rowe thought it was a thinly veiled ask for the watch, so he rolled his eyes and handed it over.

Cuomo responded and said that he’d rather give it away than wear it.

Rowe’s answer? “Good idea.”

The watch went up for sale with proceeds going to The Mike Rowe Works Foundation which provides scholarships for trade training.

The value of the watch is $35 dollars. The winning bid was from Tracy Everett for $4,050. She bought it for her 9-year-old son Logan.

Since Tracy overpaid for the watch, Rowe decided to give them a second watch to go along with the first.

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October 21st, 2014
10:52 AM ET

Our "New Day" Family Grows and Grows!

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," we're honoring three "New Day" babies that were born this past week!

Our senior producer Paulina Gigante and her husband Rich had a little girl on Friday.

Dominika "Nika" Luciana Gigante was born at 10:07 am. She is 7 lb and 13 oz.

Baby and mommy are doing great.

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AND... "New Day" senior producer John Griffin has twins!

Jack and Bobby, named after their grandfathers, couldn’t be stopped.

Jack was 6lbs, 12oz and born at 8:48am; Bobby was born at 8:49am, and was 6lbs, 5oz.  They’re early, so they’ll be in the NICU for a couple of days, but they’re both very strong and breathing on their own.  And mom is doing just fine.

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October 15th, 2014
09:52 AM ET

She Hopes to Raise $100,000 to Help Kids Have Easier Stays in Hospitals

In today's "Good Stuff," a teenager shows us to think positively and dream big. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Fifteen-year-old Leanne Joyce spent time in the hospital when she was younger for a congenital heart problem - that's the bad stuff.

But Leanne did not let the issue kill her spirit.

Instead, she created "Positive Impact for Kids," a charity that helps hospitalized children with everything from get well cards to iPads - whatever they need to keep their spirits up.

"I just want kids to feel as normal as they can because I know what it's like and it's not fun otherwise," she told CNN affiliate WNCN.

So far, Leanne has raised some $30,000 and helped kids in hospitals in all fifty states.

Her next goal is to make it to $100,000 before she graduates from high school.

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