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Aired October 27, 2015 - 21:00 ET
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ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: OK. That's it for us. The "CNN SPECIAL REPORT: VIDEO'S GONE VIRAL 2" hosted by Kyra Phillips starts now.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: The following is a CNN Special Report.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Oh, my god. This guy is on the freaking ledge. Oh, no.
KYRA PHILLIPS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Moments...
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Get that car out of the way.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Hassle up. Hassle up.
PHILLIPS: ... that terrify you...
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Come on, Baby.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: She's right there.
PHILLIPS: ... moments that inspire you.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: You got it, Baby.
PHILLIPS: ... and moments that move a nation.
PETE FRATES, FORMER BOSTON COLLEGE BASEBALL PLAYER: My name is Pete Brady. I was recently diagnosed with ALS.
PHILLIPS: Moments like these change lives, and when they're caught on tape, they can even impact the world. I'm Kyra Phillips. Come along with us as we share the extraordinary stories of ordinary people who made these videos go viral.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Look at this. Oh, my god.
CURTIS REISSIG, MAN WHO SURVIVED DARING FIRE RESCUE: I was thinking, "This is where they're going to find me." And I said, "God, you've got to get me out of here."
One of the workers came in and said there's a fire in the building. I grabbed a fire extinguisher off the wall and headed up to the roof.
PHILLIPS: But construction superintendent Curtis Reissig quickly figures out a fire extinguisher isn't going to cut it.
REISSIG: While I was up there, I noticed that the wind had shifted and it picked up speed. I thought at that point, "This is bad, this is real bad."
PHILLIPS: Within minutes, Houston Fire Station 18 is on the way.
CAPT. BRAD HAWTHORNE, HOUSTON FIRE STATION 18: We could see smoke from probably a mile away or so, but it didn't look that bad.
PHILLIPS: But by the time they reached the scene, the fire is out of control.
KAREN JONES, CAUGHT THE FIRE ON VIDEO: I was on the fourth floor.
PHILLIPS: Karen Jones works next to the construction site. She caught it all on her phone.
JONES: I got back from lunch and there were people gathered around my work area. "Oh, Jesus." Someone said, "There's a guy out there." I turned around and I saw Curtis on the ledge.
HAWTHORNE: We couldn't see Curtis from our side of the building. As we were all going up the ladder, then it kind of changed in the middle of it when Curtis popped out on the balcony to the rescue.
PHILLIPS: But he's up one floor too high, and the ladder can't reach him.
JONES: You could tell that he was kind of planning in his mind, looking one side, looking the other side.
REISSIG: And I could see the speed that the flames were moving that I was going to have to do something. Otherwise, I was going cooked like a marshmallow out there.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Oh, God.
PHILLIPS: With his skin burning from the heat, Curtis does the unthinkable.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Oh, no, oh, no, oh, no. Oh.
PHILLIPS: A circus act to save his life. But there's still too much weight on the ladder for it to even reach Curtis. Watch as Captain Brad Hawthorne screams at the other firefighters to get down.
HAWTHORNE: Back up. When they got far enough down and spun around, I told Curtis to come on, like, he was cool and calm. He came across, and I told him, "Just hang on."
PHILLIPS: But keep watching. Seconds after stepping on to the ladder... UNIDENTIFED MALE: Look out.
HAWTHORNE: As it collapsed, it missed us by a few feet. You could feel the push of heat. You could hear the pop, the cracking and stuff falling. It was close.
JONES: Whenever I watch this, it just kind of -- I tear up, so I'm trying not to do that.
HAWTHORNE: Couple hours later, then we seen the video and you realize how close the wall did come, how big the fire was.
PHILLIPS: And how close Curtis comes to dying.
REISSIG: I'm amazed too at the speed of the flames and how fast they spread. The bravery of the firefighters, just you know, I'm the one running away from the flames and they're running toward it, you know, to save people like me.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Get down.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Good job, Brad.
NEIL SORENSEN, UTAH RESIDENT: I had decided to get ready to go to bed. I come into the bathroom in the back of the house. All of a sudden, I heard a big -- a noise I can't quite explain, a big thud, an impact.
[21:05:01] And then there was just dead silence.
PHILLIPS: Utah resident Neil Sorensen has no idea that what he actually heard the night before would become a national story all caught on tape.
SORENSEN: I knew that there was something wrong, but I couldn't identify it.
PHILLIPS: 25-year-old Jenny Groesbeck and her 18-month-old baby, Lily, are on the way home from a family party. Groesbeck loses control of her car, hits this bridge and flips over. Her car is partially submerged in the icy waters of the Spanish Fork River overnight for 14 hours. The next day, a local fisherman calls 911.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Thank you for holding. How can I help you?
UNIDENTIFED MALE: There's a car in the river...
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: OK.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: ... it's upside down off of main street...
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: What is the car sir?
UNIDENTIFED MALE: ... and there is a person inside.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: You see the person? UNIDENTIFED MALE: Yeah, I can see a hand.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: What have you got? What have you got?
PHILLIPS: First responders arrive. Not sure what they'll find.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: I'm not seeing any movement.
PHILLIPS: Jenny didn't survive.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Let's go, guys.
PHILLIPS: But as rescuers worked to flip the car over, a startling discovery.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Oh, God, there's a baby.
PHILLIPS: A baby strapped in her car seat, just inches above the water line, hanging upside down for 14 hours is alive.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: You got her? Here, pass her up. Pass her up.
PHILLIPS: Lily's unconscious, but in the arms of Officer Jared Warner.
OFFICER JARED WARNER, RESCUER: Come on, Lily. She's definitely hypothermic. She's freezing. I just ran up and climbed in the ambulance with the child. Let's go.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: OK. You're going to be with her.
PHILLIPS: For the next 10 minutes, it's a fight to save Lily's life.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Come on, sweetie.
PHILLIPS: Finally, a faint sound from Lily.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Come on.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: See it roll over into the river?
PHILLIPS: Days after the accident, Lily and dad are reunited.
DEVEN TRAFNEY, LILY'S FATHER: She's doing all of her nursery rhymes -- "No More Monkeys on the Bed, The Wheels on the Bus". She knows everything she knew before anything happened.
PHILLIPS: As for Neil Sorensen and the rest of Spanish Fork...
SORENSEN: I know it's a miracle that infant was saved. She has purpose in this life that we don't understand.
PHILLIPS: Coming up, a dramatic rescue even a superhero would be proud of.
And later... UNIDENTIFED MALE: I'm telling you, keep quiet.
PHILLIPS: Kids with an attitude.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: I'm pregnant.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: What were you thinking?
UNIDENTIFED MALE: "We're praising the Lord."
PHILLIPS: Some of the most dramatic rescues caught on tape are by people who have never taken an oath to serve and protect.
In England, when a kayaker gets trapped between two rocks, his friend's quick thinking and determination break him free.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: I've got him.
PHILLIPS: In Florida, a broken water pump is sending a deadly electric current through the water. Shocking two girls before they're pulled to safety. Swimming can be exhilarating or lethal with only a breath separating the two.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Imagine a river that flows two directions, will suck you into the cave and out of the cave. It's like a big washing machine. And in a washing machine, you can't get above it to catch your breath.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Hey, get out. Hey, get out.
PHILLIPS: Inspiration point, Palos Verdes, California, a partially hidden cove that lures romantics for its beauty and thrill-seekers for its savagery.
ROB MCNULTY, INSPIRATION POINT HERO: There's caves that go all throughout underneath everywhere we're standing. There's tides, there's currents, there's razor-sharp rocks. We're standing on them.
PHILLIPS: Rob McNulty and his two kids are sightseeing.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Hey, guys, we are at the beach. It is another pro family adventure.
PHILLIPS: Hillary Swanson is with them.
HILLARY SWANSON, RESCUE WITHNESS: The current was so high, just all of these waves coming in and people cliff-jumping. How's the water?
PHILLIPS: People, like their friend, Gary Goldy, who also came to the cove.
GARY GOLDY, INSPIRATION POINT HERO: The water's nice. PHILLIPS: That's him doing a somersault.
GOLDY: Hillary and I are gearing up the camera, and someone yells, "(inaudible) he's in the cave." And I turn around.
MCNULTY: Stay calm.
GOLDY: And I take off the camera and hand it to her.
PHILLIPS: A teenager swimming in the cove is drowning. Gary tries to reach for him, but a surge of water sends him tumbling into the cove.
MCNULTY: I remember thinking that we're going to watch this kid drown.
PHILLIPS: Gary makes it to the other side. Rob has one last chance.
SWANSON: He's right there. He's right there.
GOLDY: And Hillary had pointed him out. The set died down and Rob had the perfect opportunity to save the kid's life.
MCNULTY: So, I got to him. He was totally unconscious.
SWANSON: Go, go, go.
PHILLIPS: Rob drags the teen to the rocks. He and Gary begin CPR.
SWANSON: Oh, my god.
MCNULTY: We were pumping out bloody foam. Every time we got hit by waves, we got rocked around and we're all bleeding.
PHILLIPS: At this point, it doesn't look good.
MCNULTY: His eyes were rolled in the back of his head. He wasn't breathing, totally unresponsive.
GOLDY: And Rob says to me, "He's dead, he's gone," and then that's when I said, "We're not going to let this kid die."
MCNULTY: At least 10, 15 minutes, steady compressions before he moaned.
PHILLIPS: Lifeguards arrive and the teen is air-lifted to a nearby hospital. He makes a full recovery.
SWANSON: You're a hero.
PHILLIPS: Back at the beach, Rob's kids remind him of just how precious life is.
SWANSON: Your dad's a hero.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Fire department. Oh, my god, come on, get here.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: He was literally down in a burning car.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: He was the only person that could have done it.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: I was there, I couldn't leave him.
PHILLIPS: Durham, North Carolina, a winding stretch of road that's notorious for speeding.
JOHN SPURRELL, RESCUE WITNESS: I heard the explosions. I knew it was a bad car accident immediately.
PHILLIPS: Two cars collide head on. Three people are trapped. Bill Jova, working in his yard, panics when he sees the SUV on fire.
BILL JOVA, RESUE WITNESS: There was nothing I could do. I didn't have the upper body strength to get the guy out of the van.
PHILLIPS: Lucky for these neighbors, Army Captain Steve Volgazon is there to help.
STEVE VOLGAZON, ARMY CAPTAIN, RESCUER: The car was upside down, and smoke was building, and I reach the side and touched him because he was hanging from his seat belt.
SPURRELL: Steve reaches down and yanks him up out over. Because the car is on its side, and then we carried him down the road.
PHILLIPS: So, you hear an explosion. That first car's up in flames, but you run back into the fire to go to that second car. Why?
VOLGAZON: There was two more people there.
PHILLIPS: So, Steve and a Chatham County deputy improvised.
VOLGAZON: We have to break out the windows with the fire extinguisher. One side of the car was jammed closed. The other side was locked.
PHILLIPS: Steve drags a second person to safety, and the jaws of life rescues the third. A heroic act, indeed, but it's what Steve is wearing that triggers this internet sensation. Why do you think this video went viral?
VOLGAZON: Because of the T-shirt. It was a T-shirt.
PHILLIPS: Not because you actually saved people from burning cars.
VOLGAZON: No, no, no.
PHILLIPS: You think it's just the T-shirt?
VOLGAZON: I think it's the T-shirt. PHILLIPS: Captain Volgazon was wearing a Captain America T-shirt.
VOLGAZON: It was just a funny coincidence. Just can't make it up.
PHILLIPS: It really is the perfect story.
VOLGAZON: It is.
PHILLIPS: And so is the ending.
SPURRELL: Captain America.
PHILLIPS: To the people of Durham, Captain Volgazon will always be their Captain America.
SPURRELL: It's the heroic selflessness and rushing in to danger, you see that in the movies. That's what he did. He literally was a hero.
PHILLIPS: I have something to give you.
VOLGAZON: Oh, no. Oh, this is funny.
PHILLIPS: There you go. Congratulations.
VOLGAZON: Thanks. This is funny.
PHILLIPS: Just ahead, llamas, lunacy, and a lasso. Of course, this went viral.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: It's the perfect texture for running.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Oops.
PHILLIPS: The great thing about being live on television...
UNIDENTIFED MALE: A number of people haven't left...
PHILLIPS: ... you'll never know what's going to happen.
MALE: Fire truck just left and...
PHILLIPS: ... like a surprise visit from a unicorn.
PHILLIPS: In a two tunes (ph)...
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Coming up, more problems for a troubled singer...
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Earthquake...
UNIDENTIFED MALE: First point. PHILLIPS: ... a sudden natural disaster, or simply an awkward moment.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: People having a great time here.
PHILLIPS: So, what else can happen on live T.V.? How about a retirement community overrun by llamas? Welcome to Sun City.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: The llama is very gentle and easy to work with.
CLAIRE MEVIUS, SUN CIRY RESIDENT: i didn't know that they were shooting animals.
HARRIET POTTER, SUN CITY RESIDENT: Their fur is so thick, it's very soft. And they found they were free, they were having a ball out there.
PHILLIPS: Llamas, the perfect pets.
KAREN FREUND, LLAMA OWNER: They're quiet, they're clean.
PHILLIPS: OK, wait a minute, they're quiet and they're clean. They were on national television for three hours running through Sun City.
FREUND: They were doing it quietly.
PHILLIPS: Meet Kahkneeta. She looks pretty innocent, but there's actually another side to her.
FREUND: Kahkneeta's got an attitude. She's smarter, she's a little -- how would you describe her?
BUB BULLIS, LLAMA OWNER: More of a pain in the...
FREUND: In the back side?
PHILLIPS: And this is Laney, her partner in crime and everything Kahkneeta is not.
FREUND: She's the smallest one. She's the one that gets picked on all the time.
PHILLIPS: An odd couple, for sure, but it soon becomes obvious they're in cahoots and on their way to the Carillons.
FREUND: They petted them. We walked them in and out of the rooms up and down the hallways.
PHILLIPS: Claire, I saw a picture of you with the llamas, and you were looking them right in the eye.
MEVIUS: Yes, I was so surprised. It brightened up the place.
PHILLIPS: Little did anyone realize, Kahkneeta and Laney have other plans. RICHARD FALKENBERG, SUN CITY RESIDENT: Somebody came up and asked me if they could touch them. They do not like their heads touched, and she came up and touched it on the chin, and Kahkneeta went straight up in the air.
PHILLIPS: And breaks free.
FREUND: And we said, "Let her go, let her go, we'll get her back." Famous last words.
PHILLIPS: And the llamas are on the lam. And for the next three hours, it's llama lunacy.
FREUND: We had people out there in walkers and in little motorized wheelchairs trying to help us. It was terrible.
PHILLIPS: One of those residents in hot pursuit, Janice Pledger.
JANICE PLEDGER, SUN CITY RESIDENT: I was in my scooter, my good old scooter.
PHILLIPS: Ready to take back her city.
PLEDGER: Here they came. One went to this side of me and the other went to the other side of me. This did not make any difference.
FREUND: I looked back, and here he comes with the truck and trailer, and news crews and the sheriffs.
PHILLIPS: Sun City's finest are under siege and at the top of every newscast.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: I'm not kidding, this is a pair of llamas that are on the loose.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Not sure what the strategy is here.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: It appears that we've now got a zone defense working on them. The man the llama defense was ineffective.
LT. BRANDON JONES, MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: This was bigger than the Jodi Arias Story. I mean CNN called. All these other outlets called, about llamas. It's llamas.
PHILLIPS: Kahkneeta and Laney are now footloose and famous. Llama drama was an international sensation, from Sun City to social media to selfies.
But the only picture this sheriff wants is a mug shot. How do these fugitives compare to any other fugitives that have been on the run?
UNIDENTIFED MALE: These ones required a lot less paperwork. Getting them through a medical screening at the jail would have been interesting.
PHILLIPS: But why go by the book when you've got a wrangler to the rescue? And then it all came down to a cowboy who jumped out of his truck...
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Yep. That's how it ended, finally.
PHILLIPS: All thanks to this stranger and his lasso.
BULLIS: I don't know his name. I mean we said thank you and hi and appreciate it and all that out there, but other than that, we haven't...
PHILLIPS: He saved the day.
FREUND: He did. He put an end to it, because we didn't see one in sight.
PHILLIPS: When we return, a cheer to remember.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Help me out, Rose?
ROSE: No, thank you.
PHILLIPS: Out of the mouths of babes come some pretty funny stuff.
ROSE: Worry about yourself.
PHILLIPS: Mix it with a little attitude, you've got yourself a viral video. Take Rose. Looks like she's having some trouble with her seat belt. Maybe her dad should help.
ROSE: You drive. Without your help, close your eyes.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: I said I'm going to kick his ask.
PHILLIPS: Sounds like someone's asking for trouble.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: That's not nice.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: If he's going to come in here, he's going to kick my ask.
PHILLIPS: Don't worry, she's only talking about monsters.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: He will come out and kick my ask.
SAGE: I'm going to move on. I'm going to Jen's. I don't love you.
PHILLIPS: Then there are kids like Sage, who seem like they've simply outgrown childhood and are ready to move on.
SAGE: I've been in this house way too long. I can move.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: How long have you been here?
SAGE: Like, five years.
PHILLIPS: OK. Don't run into anybody.
I think we may have found the perfect boy for Sage. Tre Hart defines cool.
So, what do you talk to your girlfriends about when you take them out on a date?
TRE HART: I just tell them what I want to tell them.
PHILLIPS: Like what?
HART: I love them, stuff like that. I'm not bragging. It's just that girls like me so much.
PHILLIPS: He's a first grader turned chick magnet. But it's not Tre's car that makes him so popular.
SHANEE HART, TRE'S MOTHER: I'm pregnant.
T. HART: Mom.
PHILLIPS: It's what he did in his mom's car that drives him to viral video fame. Here's the backstory. Tre is a very loving big brother now, but back then, he just wasn't ready for the competition.
T.HART: Oh, my gosh, i'm telling you, the crying. Oh.
S. HART: Because Amaya, she cried a lot and he was like, no more babies.
PHILLIPS: So, when mom decided to tell him he was getting another sibling, well, he wasn't thrilled.
T. HART: What were you thinking? Why do you have to just get another baby? You just had two. This is exasperating.
PHILLIPS: Exasperating? Do you have any idea where he got that word?
S. HART: He could have got it from his uncle's, his grandpa. He's like a sponge.
PHILLIPS: OK, but can he even spell it?
T. HART: That is so easy. E -- wait, exasperating. Oh, my gosh. E. E-I-Z-P-R-D? I don't know how to spell it.
PHILLIPS: So, why do all the girls like you now?
T. HART: Because I'm famous.
PHILLIPS: Oh, you're famous?
T. HART: And they heard I'm a superstar. They saw my video.
PHILLIPS: Hi, dad.
A video that made it all the way to Kuwait, where his dad, Army Sergeant William Hart, says his son's exasperation is much needed entertainment. Does he add levity over there in Kuwait?
ARMY SERGEANT WILLIAM HART, TRE'S FATHER: Oh, yeah, most definitely. Everyone's looking at his videos and laughing, and they're like, I can't believe this is your son. I was like, "I can't believe I'm his father," you know what I mean?
PHILLIPS: As for Tre, he's loving the limelight, too, but his mom? She's just trying to keep him grounded.
S. HART: Tre, come back down to earth. Please come back down. You're still a child. I have to remind him, because I don't want him getting cocky about it.
PHILLIPS: Cocky or confident, one thing's for sure, Tre will never have a problem saying what's on his mind.
Anything else you want to say to your dad?
T. HART: Don't ever have another baby until, until your wife to stop having babies and stuff.
W. HART: Yes, sir.
PHILLIPS: Meet 10-year-old Lacy Parker. Lacy, how big is your heart?
LACY PARKER, BORN WITH FIVE HEART DEFECTS: It's huge.
RENEE PARKER, LACY'S MOM: It's huge.
PHILLIPS: Pretty remarkable for a little girl born with five heart defects and given just ten days to live, until mom and dad, Chris and Renee parker, were given an option, an extremely risky, 10-hour surgery that could save her life.
R. PARKER: Chris and I knew that the only thing we could do was put our faith in God and hand our baby over, and so, we did.
PHILLIPS: Lacy survived, a miracle of sorts. With Down Syndrome and several surgeries later, she's now fulfilling her biggest dream.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Check the number, see if you made it. What's your number?
PHILLIPS: You see, Lacy has her heart set on being a cheerleader. And when she finds out she made her school squad...
L. PARKER: I made it.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: You made it.
R. PARKER: Oh, my good Lord.
L. PARKER: Oh, I did.
R. PARKER: You're a cheerleader.
PHILLIPS: It went viral. More than 35 million views.
When people see your video, what do they tell you?
L. PARKER: Touched their heart.
PHILLIPS: What else do they tell you? It gives them what?
L. PARKER: Hope.
PHILLIPS: So, that's when we decided to do something special for Lacy. Behind these doors, a surprise tryout with the Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders.
Are you ready? You get to try out for the cheerleading squad. Can you wave? Give a high five.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Hi, Lacy.
PHILLIPS: Are you excited?
L. PARKER: Yes.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Give me an "A".
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: "A".
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Give me a "T".
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: "T".
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Give me an "L".
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: "L".
PHILLIPS: Lacy is now an honorary member of the Atlanta Hawks Cheerleading Squad, and of course, still touching every heart.
When you think back to that day, when the doctors said this baby probably only has 10 days, and then you look at the ten years she's lived, how does that make you feel?
R. PARKER: Unworthy. Unworthy. Because I look at her, and I think, you know, what did I ever do in this life to deserve such a blessing? And of all the people that god could have given her to, He chose us.
PHILLIPS: Next, inspiration of another kind gets this soldier across the finish line.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: You got it, Ma'am.
PHILLIPS: Heart-warming. Triumphant.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: You saved the humpback whale.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: His first hearing aid.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Hi.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: He's smiling.
PHILLIPS: There's a reason these videos go viral.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: I think he remembers you.
PHILLIPS: Like a student with cerebral palsy who was told he'd never walk across the stage at his high school graduation. He proves them wrong.
But sometimes you just need a little boost, like this opposing team carrying an injured batter after she hits the game-winning home run. The power of the human spirit, we can never get enough.
SARAH CUD, ARMY VETERINARIAN: Hey, Seth. Have him step up for me. Good boy.
PHILLIPS: Sarah Cud loves animals.
CUD: Take a peek.
PHILLIPS: So, it's no surprise she's an army veterinarian.
CUD: Good boy.
PHILLIPS: But there's also something else this army captain loves -- a challenge.
CUD: We had to wake up at i think 3:00 in the morning. It was really early. And I got up and I laid in my cot and I thought, oh, my gosh.
PHILLIPS: Oh, my gosh, because Captain Cud is going to attempt a grueling, 12-mile march -- the final warrior skill that will earn her the expert field medical badge, one of the army's highest honors for combat survival, so intense, 80 percent of those who try to earn it, fail. But what Captain Cud is about to do will make her a viral sensation and an inspiration.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: You got it, Ma'am.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Come on. PHILLIPS: Just to give you an idea of how much weight Captain Cud was carrying that day, she had her flack vest, her rucksack, her helmet, boots, and camo, and finally, her weapon. In all, Captain Cud carried about 50 pounds for 12 miles. So, take me back to the beginning of the race and how you were feeling.
CUD: Exhilarated. When the race started, I even started out at a faster pace than I had in practice. And I stayed that way for more than half the race.
PHILLIPS: Then, mile 11, Cud starts to crash. You're feeling all the weight.
PHILLIPS: You know, all about 50 pounds, and then you drop to your knees.
CUD: I couldn't stand up straight. I kept falling forward. It was like my back was just rubber.
PHILLIPS: Everyone around her refuses to let her fail.
JACQUELINE CHONDO, CUD'S COMMANDING OFFICER: I initially didn't recognize her. But once I did, I was like, "Oh, my gosh, that is her," and ran out there. And my heart just dropped.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Get up, now.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: You got it, Ma'am.
PHILLIPS: Jacqueline Chondo is Cud's commanding officer. That's her recording Cud on her phone.
CHONDO: I just screamed at the top of my lungs so she could hear my voice, to keep going and that she could do it and to encourage her to finish.
PHILLIPS: I loved seeing not only your commanding officer, a female, up in your grill, but I loved seeing all these big, burly men get down and in your face. "You got it, Ma'am, get up."
CUD: And what was wonderful about that was there was no judgment there, you know, there was no, "She's a girl." "No, I was a fellow soldier, and I'm going to see you succeed, if it kills me."
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Keep going. Keep going.
PHILLIPS: Only five feet short of 12 excruciating miles, Captain Sarah Cud shows all of us what never quitting looks like.
CUD: That's why that whole video went viral is not because of me struggling and falling but because of the support I got.
PHILLIPS: When we come back, one man's challenge to change lives becomes a viral sensation. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)
PHILLIPS: Standing up to the bully, coming out to your family.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: We've come out to our entire family except for our dad.
PHILLIPS: Powerful messages that take courage to deliver and patience to see them through.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: I'm gay and Austin is, too.
PHILLIPS: That's how social change happens.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: You know I love you both. That will never change.
PHILLIPS: The videos are strong, impactful, and when they touch a nerve, they go viral.
For Shoshana Roberts, getting cat called is nothing new.
SHOSHANA ROBERTS: I smile at someone, and they think that I want to have sex with them.
PHILLIPS: Is that fair?
PHILLIPS: Shoshana says it happens to her and so many other women all the time.
ROBERTS: People are undressing me with their eyes, they're turning around to stare at my ass.
PHILLIPS: So, film producer Rob Bliss came up with this idea.
ROB BLISS, FILM PRODUCER: Give people an ability to see what does street harassment even look like.
PHILLIPS: He and Shoshana set out to show it in this hidden video.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Hey, beautiful.
PHILLIPS: 10 hours walking the streets of New York City. They cruise Tribeca to Harlem, just to see how many times she gets harassed.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Sexy American Eagle.
PHILLIPS: How did that feel?
ROBERTS: I felt like crying, but I had on my mind the message that I wanted to get across. I wanted to propel the conversation, and I did that.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: How are you doing today?
PHILLIPS: 10 hours and more than 100 cat calls later.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Hey, look it there.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: I just saw $1,000.
PHILLIPS: The video goes viral. The conversation is controversial.
There's critics that will say that's not harassment. I'm just saying hi. I'm just saying how you doing? What do you say to them?
ROBERTS: These people are singling me out. They're not saying hello to anyone with the penis. They're just saying hello to people with vaginas.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Hey, buddy, want a Starbucks gift card?
PHILLIPS: Parodies are posted.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Buy a latte? Buy a latte with that gift card.
PHILLIPS: And Shoshana even gets death threats.
ROBERTS: People said everything from wanting to slit my throat to wanting to put me on the cross because I'm Jewish.
PHILLIPS: The guy that followed you silently for five minutes how did that make you feel?
ROBERTS: I was scared (inaudible). I felt the need to scream. I just kept reminding myself I'm doing this for a purpose. I want to get my message out.
PHILLIPS: They got their message out all right. More than 40 million views.
BLISS: Once he was released it was like you could see the tsunami in the distance like whoa, I think we have something here, something's happening.
PHILLIPS: What's your message to men who think that's OK?
ROBERTS: Whether you are on the streets or at work, just interact with respect. Speak with respect. Observe with respect.
PHILLIPS: I'm sure by now you've either heard of or done the Ice Bucket Challenge. Friends, celebrities, even Irish nuns go viral. But exactly why it went viral, you have to first understand the man who helped inspire the challenge.
P. FRATES: For those of you who don't know me, my name is Pete Frates, I'm 27 and I was recently diagnosed with ALS. PHILLIPS: So I walking to the room to see him for the first time and the first thing I see is this little smile and this wink. Where does that come from? I mean, that's so...
NANCY FRATES, PETE'S MOM: You're in right?
PHILLIPS: I'm in.
N. FRATES: You're in.
P. FRATES: Doing just fine. I feel great.
PHILLIPS: A lot has changed in two years. But his eyes and his expressions haven't. Pete may look like he needs your sympathy. But trust me, pity drives this fighter, this game changer, crazy.
What do you want to say to those people that come up to you and say, "Pete, I'm so sorry." Because I know you're thinking something different. Using a device that translates eye motion into speech, Pete tells me, "Kyra, I tell them I have a wonderful life full of love and laughter. Pediatric diseases., people dying in accidents, soldiers giving the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, those are tragedies. I'm lucky."
And that's why the ice bucket challenge works. In this moment right now, what inspires you the most about your son?
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Well, for me, it's all the joy, all the gifts that he's ever given us in 26 years. We have no choice in our mind but to be his arms and legs for this cause.
FRATES: I just want to say thank you to everyone.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: What he said in his original early stages of the diagnosis. What he wanted which was carrying this out.
PHILLIPS: And that's how the freight train got moving. According to the ALS Foundation, nearly 20 million people have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge in the past two years.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Peter Frates, you're the man.
PHILLIPS: Wiewed online, 10 billion times and raising more than $220 million. So what's your favorite ice bucket challenge to this day? He says yours.
UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: Yeah, when I'm 9 months pregnant, it's quite interesting.
PHILLIPS: Pete Frates proves when it comes to taking on a brutally underfunded disease, everyone loves a challenge.
N. FRATES: They remember exactly where they were, who was doing it, because it was love. They love the people they were with. They love the fact that it was something greater than them.
PHILLIPS: And for Pete, there's now something greater than the challenge, greater challenge the cause. He's a dad.
What's it like to feel her and touch her and have her crawl across your tummy, Pete?
Pete tells me it's the greatest joy in his life. What do you want Lucy to remember most about you? Pete's response, "How I died in my sleep on my 100th birthday."
For all of us, Pete Frates' story is about this movement. But for this family, it's all about this moment.
N. FRATES: That's what inspires me everyday is knowing that Pete knows what plan he was given in his life.
PHILLIPS: Boy, did he carry that out.
N. FRATES: Yeah, he did. He's still doing it.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Now.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Right now.
PHILLIPS: Llama drama was an international sensation. Sorry. Llama drama was an international sensation. Chris, you're laughing. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Ready.
I'm looking at the flies on his face. Over here.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Let's just finish the shot can we?
PHILLIPS: OK. OK. I'm starting to sweat. Are you ready?
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Yeah.
PHILLIPS: Llama drama was an international sensation.
UNIDENTIFED MALE: Can you do it again? OK. Hold in there. OK.
PHILLIPS: From sun city to social media to selfies.
DON LEMON, CNN ANCHOR: This is a viral video that's really outraged America right now.