April 16th, 2014
12:54 PM ET

Unemployed Man Commits Random Acts of Kindness

What would you do if you lost your job? Look for another one? Apply for benefits? Take some time off?

One man in Utah – Daniel Smith – didn't do any of that. Living off his savings, he decided to spend a month committing random acts of kindness.

He gave out free gift cards in a Walmart parking lot and distributed care packages for the homeless, among other things. Videos, shot by his wife, got a lot of attention, and we're happy to say, Daniel now has a job. Donations have also flooded in for him to continue his work, so he's adding another "month of acts of kindness." We'll let you know how he does.

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April 15th, 2014
10:52 AM ET

Grandmother of Boston Marathon Bombing Victim, One Year Later

April 15, 2013 started as a perfect day for one of Boston’s most-loved traditions – Marathon Monday. Spectators lined the streets to cheer on more than 23,000 runners.

But four hours and nine minutes into the race, the unthinkable.

Back to back explosions tore through Copley Square causing chaos and panic.

The disbelief of what happened turned to grim reality as the identities of those lost in the attack were revealed.

But Krystle Campbell was so much more than a name to everyone who loved her. That love was obvious when CNN’s Chris Cuomo met with her grandmother, Lillian, just days after the bombing.

Yesterday, almost a year-to-the-day later, Cuomo met with Lillian again. Same house, same couch. WATCH.

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November 7th, 2013
11:59 AM ET

"New Day" Staffer Rescues People From Fire

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a "New Day" staffer becomes a hero. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Our very own stage manager, Bruce Dunkins, we call him "Bruce Almighty" because he always knows where we're going and what we're doing,  spotted the beginnings of a fire in Brooklyn last night, and jumped into action.

Turns out, it was a roof fire across the street and it was growing.

As soon as he saw it he disregarded his own safety and ran into the building getting people out. He then reverted from first responder to TV guy and shot video of the fire.

We should mention, Bruce didn't tell us about this, his friends did. We had to drag him up here to give him credit for it.

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