The Good Stuff

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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September 12th, 2014
09:55 AM ET

Years Later, 9/11 Memorial Bracelet Washes Up on Beach

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a family is reunited with a piece of jewelry that honors the father they lost in 9/11.  CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Thirteen years ago, Michael Otten's family had engraved bracelets made to remember the fallen firefighter.

Otten's son Jonathan treasured his, saying recently:

"It's a whole memory of how my childhood was, what happened, I just remember wearing it for two or three years, up until I lost it."

He was only eight then. And Jonathan lost it in the worst possible place - in the surf on a Long Island beach.

That was ten years ago.  But that's not the end of the story.

Marlene Quinn, an emergency room nurse, was recently walking on a local beach when she looked down and spotted the missing bracelet.

Quinn used the engraving to get the item back home.

“I find comfort in it that it’s a sign. He’s here. He’s with us," Michael Otten's wife Marion said.

"He’s got our backs and it doesn’t get much clearer than this.”

See the full story at CNN affiliate WCBS.

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You can reach us on Facebook, tweet to @ChrisCuomo or@NewDay using #NewDay, and submit your story on iReport.

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September 10th, 2014
10:25 AM ET

Your Tips Helped Cops Nab Robbery Suspect

Last week we told you about a shocking crime where two teens in a Washington state mall were caught on camera stealing a tablet from a couple with cerebral palsy.

Well, in today's "Better Stuff," we thank you and your tips for helping police catch one of the suspects.

One of the victims told David Rose, of our CNN affiliate KCPQ, that the flood of tips warmed her heart.

"I'm really happy," she said.

"There was a historian who said, 'the only way that evil triumphs is if good people do nothing,' and we've just proved that there are a bunch of good people in Washington state."

Police say the 17-year-old has a lengthy record and they are still looking for the second suspect.

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September 9th, 2014
10:31 AM ET

For This YouTube Prankster, Giving is Also Receiving

In today's edition of the Good Stuff, we see that giving may, in fact, be receiving. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

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