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From adorable paddling pups to a 99-year-old grandma sewing a dress a day for girls in need, here are some highlights from Nightly News this week.

Puppies Just Got Cuter

Seth Casteel became an overnight sensation by taking pictures of our best friends at play from a whole different perspective. So, how did the photographer follow up his New York Times bestselling book, “Underwater Dogs”? “Underwater Puppies,” of course.

Treating Infants With Autism

A groundbreaking new study is offering one of the most hopeful signs yet that if you diagnose autism and treat it very early, you can reverse the symptoms. The study was small, but its effects in infants with autism were striking, raising hope for parents worried about their babies.

Meet the ‘Sewing Celebrity’

Nearly every day, Iowa native Lillian Weber makes a one-of-a-kind dress for a little girl she will never meet. To date, that has amounted to 855 dresses. And get this: Lillian is 99-years-old. She plans to celebrate her 100th birthday next May with her 1,000th dress, but she has no intention of slowing down.

A Furry American Hero

She’s believed to be the last surviving search and rescue dog involved in the recovery efforts at Ground Zero. Bretagne, a 15-year-old Golden Retriever, visited the site of the former World Trade Center with her handler Denise Corliss and NBC’s Tom Brokaw for the first time since the 9/11 attacks.

The Oval Office Face-Plant

Here’s one for the photo album. It’s the moment of a lifetime – meeting the president of the United States – but for one kid, it was just a chance to, well, be a kid.