A scary moment with an alligator, McDonald's employees pushing vehicles out of floodwater and a family being reunited with precious memories are some of the moments that captivated our attention this week. Take a look at this week in video.
Birthday party guest jumps on alligator's back
A Utah animal trainer is recovering after the alligator she was feeding during a girl's birthday party chomped down on her hand and refused to let go until after one of the adult guests jumped on its back to help her.
Lindsay Bull, 31, said that she's fed "Darthgator" hundreds of times in the past, but the 8-feet-6-inches long star attraction at Scales and Tails Utah was being a little pushy on Saturday when she opened a plexiglass door to his enclosure.
Video of the incident showed Bull giving the American alligator the command "back" and then pushing the 150-pound reptile under his jaw when he tried to climb onto the platform in his enclosure.
Bull says she hasn't watched the video, but she thinks her left hand slipped away and the alligator grabbed it in a feeding response.
"Everything was going pretty normal, nothing unusual for interactions between me and Darth," Bull told CNN. "But anybody that works with animals like this knows that there's a chance that something can go wrong."
At first, she thought the alligator would do a quick bite and release, but then she felt it bite down harder.
"He thrashed and at that point, I realized this is going to be a serious, potentially really big injury," she said.
Bull climbed into the alligator's enclosure and wrapped her legs around him because she wanted to be able to move with him in the water. She feared that if she was standing on the ground when the alligator started to roll, the force might rip her arm off.
Within seconds, Donnie Wiseman shouted for help before scrambling into the tank and jumping on the alligator.
Take a look at the wild moments in the video player above.
Wallaby on the loose
A search for a wallaby in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania is over after the marsupial was captured by state game officials.
A state game warden caught the animal on Wednesday in Mount Zion, south of Harrisburg. A resident spotted the wallaby and called the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The warden tranquilized the wallaby, and it was taken to a wildlife facility.[mediaosvideo align='' embedId='997fee22-8238-4b02-a762-f28cde59cece' mediaId='c5b24ab9-fabe-437d-bf52-f6bcd0be6bdb' size=''][/mediaosvideo]
The marsupial had been spotted over the last few days and everyone wanted to catch a glimpse.
Beatboxing to Carnegie Hall
Beatboxing and raising awareness on suicide prevention — the two mixed together is what one Baltimore artist is about to debut at Carnegie Hall.
In open city spaces, Dominic Talifero, better known as Shodekeh, is in his element. At age 9, Shodekeh said he experienced different forms of abuse and turned to beatboxing to overcome suicidal thoughts and save himself.
"I had my first battle with ideation at around 9 years old," he said. "But unconsciously, I was looking for a way to creatively reclaim my body and reclaim my existence."
He is a survivor who says he's still learning. His debut piece, called Vodalities, draws inspiration from the environment. Starting with "breath art," he can imitate things you'd find in a forest, like wind, transitioning next into what's called vocal percussion and finally beatboxing — a reflection of the environment using the acoustics inside a tunnel. He is creating a voice with a message.[mediaosvideo align='' embedId='0af96be7-7f52-4604-ab32-cb3fdeffbe55' mediaId='0c3c94fe-cb7b-46ab-bd34-60f27c2b62cc' size=''][/mediaosvideo]
"At the end of the day, I’m still the only one who can get out of my way. The people who have hurt me can't do that for me," he said.
Changing up the scenes, Shodekeh's talent goes to Carnegie Hall this winter. It's something he wants particularly black youth to hear.
"It's exciting and it's also equally terrifying," he said.
His beatboxing saved his life, and he is hoping to save more.
Watch the video above for the full story.
McDonald's employees help push vehicles out of floodwater
With flooding happening all over Pennsylvania on Wednesday evening, rescue crews had their hands full. But they got some help from some good Samaritans.
When several vehicles were stuck in the water in York, employees at a nearby McDonald's jumped into action.
The workers helped push at least nine vehicles out of the water, according to a witness.[mediaosvideo align='' embedId='68daa565-18e6-4633-bf5f-d75623f2772d' mediaId='2654db53-a581-4d93-84dd-619bb6f647c3' size=''][/mediaosvideo]
Watch the video above to see footage of the employees' acts of kindness
100-year-old veteran recreates parachute jump
Jumping out of a plane is certainly a memorable way to celebrate a 100th birthday.
Newly minted centenarian Tom Rice, who served in World War II as a paratrooper, wanted to recreate a parachute jump he did nearly 80 years ago.
Rice made the jump from a vintage plane in southern California to symbolize the D-Day invasion jump he made in Normandy, France.
"It's unbelievable what you can view from up there," Rice told KSWB-TV. "We do a lot of maneuvering up there. That was a lot of fun."
He told the TV station he wants to jump from an even higher altitude for his birthday next year.[mediaosvideo align='' embedId='26961bae-4fed-4370-8cea-e2ddaffc449c' mediaId='d862b1ea-4296-4b47-a052-d59f9b60f85f' size=''][/mediaosvideo]
Watch the video above to learn more about this story.
Videos of Amazon delivery vehicles and staff going to great lengths to make deliveries are going viral
Video of an Amazon tractor-trailer driver who decided to make their own exit off an interstate in Texas has gone viral.
Spoiler alert: It didn't go well.
On Interstate 45 headed toward Dallas, the truck is seen cutting across a grass median to use a service road to avoid a traffic jam caused by an accident.
Cami Hardman recorded the whole scene.
"I was pretty amazed. I really didn't expect it to make it through but somehow he did," she said.
The Amazon truck wasn't the first or the last to attempt the shortcut.
"We were dying laughing. I kinda started singing that TikTok song, the Jeff Bezos one," Hardman said.[mediaosvideo align='' embedId='cb6b2c31-a943-4f0d-b6a6-a90407214500' mediaId='491fe915-3ffb-4f2f-98ee-b289d745c8ae' size=''][/mediaosvideo]
That song is from comedian-musician Bo Burnham, which he performed during his comedy special, "Inside." It has become an anthem for mocking Bezos, Amazon's founder. TikTok users often add the song to videos showing other Amazon delivery vehicles going to great lengths to deliver packages.
One such video shows an Amazon delivery van braving floodwaters in Michigan, while another shows an Amazon worker delivering packages in the midst of homes that had been damaged by a tornado outside Chicago.
One of the comments to the Amazon truck crossing the grass median?
"That next-day delivery ain't no joke."
GoPro returned to family after losing it on trip to Hawaii
"I was amazed at how fast it happened," said Jerry McNamara.
Sister station WBAL first met McNamara, from Texas, two weeks ago. He found a GoPro camera at the bottom of the ocean in Hawaii last month. He was desperate to find the family that he suspected was from Maryland to get the nearly six hours of precious family videos and pictures back to them.
"I feel like I'm doing everything I can because I do want them to have their memories back," he said two weeks ago.
Within minutes of the story airing on WBAL, Melissa and Lee Morton, back home in Maryland, were getting messages and phone calls.
"I just got chills. 'Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, there's just no way this is possible,'" Lee Morton said.
"I would say it was pretty immediate that people recognized either the story on TV or the social media posts and just started blowing us up, which is so cool," Melissa Morton said.
See more of the story in the video above
CNN contributed to this report.