The Good Stuff

September 30th, 2014
09:40 AM ET

See What This High School Football Team Did for Autistic Boy

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a high school football team helps make an autistic student's dream come true. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

A  junior varsity team in St. Louis recently made Craig Lancaster an honorary member of the squad.

Teammate Ernie Diaz said "when we gave him his jersey, it was the biggest smile I've ever seen in my life."

A fellow player even gave Lancaster his number – 42.

The team's athletic director, Scott Hemker, said this is a big moment for their team, but a bigger moment for sportsmanship in general.

"When they do things to make you proud and feel good about the big picture of why we do athletics ... this is outstanding stuff."

See the full story at CNN affiliate WNEM

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September 29th, 2014
11:21 AM ET

Police Officer's Act of Kindness Goes Viral

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff,"  a police officer goes above and beyond for a pair of young boys. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Officer Joseph Bolland from Virginia was on patrol in a neighborhood when he spotted a pair of kids who looked like they could use a buddy.

The boys were using a balled up sock to play catch.

Officer Bolland wasn't having it, so with his own money he bought them a proper ball, action figures, and even a costume police hat.

He said the kids' reaction means everything to him.

“Just to see their eyes light up was incredible. It was probably my greatest moment as a police officer.”

See the full story at CNN affiliate WRIC.

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September 22nd, 2014
10:06 AM ET

This is How You Pay it Forward

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," one man takes paying it forward to a new level and treats dozens of customers at a fast food restaurant to a special surprise. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

An anonymous man at a Chik-fil-A drive thru line in Texas gave workers $1,000 dollars to pay for everyone in line behind him.

The money lasted for an hour and paid for 88 meals.

See the full story at CNN affiliate KTAB.

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September 17th, 2014
11:15 AM ET

Bengals Prove There's "Good Stuff" Happening in the NFL Too

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," the Cincinnati Bengals show their kindness by helping a player and his family. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Devon Still is a defensive tackle for the team and Leah, his four-year-old daughter, is facing a rare form of cancer.

"When it comes to my daughter, I'm not this big tough guy," Still said recently to CNN affiliate WXIX.

"I want to be there to protect my daughter, I would do anything for her. And just seeing her fight for her life … I don't have no toughness for that.”

Here's the good part.

Although Still was cut by the team before the start of the season, the Bengals immediately re-signed him to the practice squad so he could keep paying for his daughter's care.

The team also decided to donate 100 percent of the sale of Still's jersey to pediatric cancer research.

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton even purchased 100 of the jerseys out of his own pocket.

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