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mom. kumasi: she was looking at the camera sometimes. good morning, america. for the viewers in the west, as we start the day, surprising announcement from the fda on one of the covid vaccines. vaccine bombshell. the fda severely limits who can get the johnson & johnson vaccine over blood clot concerns. why the agency is doing this now and who can still get it. white house covid response coordinator dr. jha joins us this morning. wall street whiplash. stocks taking their biggest hit since 2020. inflation now driving people out of retirement, and why this morning's jobs report is so important. abortion rights fight. democrats scrambling after that draft supreme court opinion leaked as states race to put their own rules in place.
republicans in louisiana advancing a bill to classify abortion as homicide. overnight, johnny depp blasts amber heard's testimony calling it "the performance of her life" after heard's emotional moments on the stand. >> i've never been so scared in my life. >> alleging violent rages fueled by drugs and alcohol. abc news exclusive. missing mom mystery, the daughters of suzanne morphew breaking their silence, speaking out with their father barry for the first time since the murder charges against him were dropped. the family that ran a marathon with their 6-year-old responding to the fierce backlash this morning. some even call it child abuse. baby formula shortage. why stores are running out of the critical item and unable to restock. what to do if you can't find what you need. plus, the supermoms on a mission to help. ♪ i'm so excited ♪ and an amazing night! >> the mets take the lead. unbelievable!
>> a miraculous ninth inning comeback for the mets. plus, who's excited for one of the most amazing mornings of the year? those moms know what i'm talking about. get ready for an epic mother's day breakfast in bed surprise for two unbelievable mothers with an unbreakable bond. ♪ long, long time ♪ ♪ we'll have a good time, baby, don't you worry ♪ good morning, america. our breakfast in bed crew are working hard to get ready for one of our best things we do here, it gives us so much joy, our big double surprise for mother's day on this friday morning. >> happy early mother's day to all the moms out there. this is one of our favorite days. we are excited because we are live right there in florida. this huge racing weekend as formula 1 takes over miami. >> that is coming up. we begin with the fda's decision to limit the availability of the johnson & johnson covid vaccine.
the agency is taking action over the risk of blood clots connected to the vaccine and we'll hear from the head of the covid response team, dr. ashish jha, in just a moment and whit johnson starts us off. good morning, whit. >> reporter: george, good morning. for months now health experts have been moving away from the johnson & johnson vaccine instead recommending pfizer or moderna. but this takes it a significant step further, restricting access to j&j and preventing most americans from getting the shot. this morning, the fda limiting the use of the johnson & johnson single shot vaccine following an investigation into reports of rare blood clots. federal health experts saying there are safer options and now only those 18 and older who don't have access to a pfizer or moderna vaccine or won't take them can still get j&j. >> if you had the j&j shot a long time ago, there is no cause for panic. this is a rare side effect that happens in the days and months after the shot but even with that small risk it meant that the fda would acknowledge that. >> reporter: overnight "gma"
spoke with emma who was 18 when she got the j&j vaccine. >> just one shot, it's quick and i just never in a million years imagined something like this happening. >> reporter: a week after receiving the shot, emma says her life has never been the same. >> 13 months ago, i was hospitalized for about four months as a result of having a brain bleed, blood clots, four strokes, three brain surgeries. >> reporter: this as covid infections are again on the rise in at least 35 states seeing an increase in hospital admissions. health officials also reporting more people are turning to the drug paxlovid to fight covid. its use up tenfold in recent weeks but among patients who took the pills, scientists are now investigating some reports of a relapse in covid symptoms. after taking the five-day course, 63-year-old lauren martin was first thrilled when she started to feel better and tested negative. but a week later those symptoms came back.
>> my symptoms second time around, especially just right from that first day were stronger than my symptoms the first time around. >> reporter: in clinical trials paxlovid cut the risk of hospitalization by nearly 90% despite some reports of relapse. many health experts still confident in the drug's benefits. now, back to the j&j vaccine, of the 17 million americans who got the shot, 9 people have died and while blood clots are serious but very rare, the point experts are saying is that it is very serious but rare. the point they're trying to emphasize is that this sacks is not as safe or effective as the other two that are offered in the u.s. george. >> okay, whit, thanks. let's bring in the white house covid response coordinator dr. ashish jha. thanks for joining us. this fda decision, how big a risk is this johnson & johnson vaccine, and what about if you've already had the shot?
>> yeah, good morning, george. thanks for having me here. first of all, this risk is extremely rare. we're talking about 1 in 2 million people ended up having a really horrible outcome, again, 3 in a million getting any kind of side effect on that we're tracking closely, so it's extremely rare. now what if you've already had the vaccine, you have to remember all of those side effects appear in the first two to three weeks beyond the shot. if you're beyond that you have nothing to worry about except the fact that you've gotten a high-quality vaccine that will protect you. >> who should still get the johnson & johnson vaccine? >> what fda is saying at this point even though this is extremely rare, the bottom line is there are other options. we have moderna and pfizer, both of which don't have this rare side effect, so they're recommending strongly everybody else -- that people get those instead. but if you have a problem with one of those two vaccines then johnson & johnson is still an option for you. >> we've had reports about the paxlovid treatment. how concerned are you about what appears to be the recurrence of symptoms of some people in some people after finishing this treatment from pfizer? >> yeah, so we're still tracking
the data on this. right now what we're seeing is 2%, so 1 out of 50 people end up having some sort of a recurrence. none of those people have in the clinical trials gone on to get particularly sick or end up in the hospital so not particularly concerning. if you are one of those rare people who has this side effect where -- not really side effect but one of these recurrences, you want to isolate for a few more days until the symptoms go away and turn negative again. >> the latest funding stalled on capitol hill. what are the consequences? >> they're quite catastrophic if we do not get funding. my goodness. we're not going to have vaccines for the american people. we'll run out of treatments for the american people. we're not going to have diagnostic testing. it's a pretty bad situation. i think congress is going to step up and do the right thing. they have to. >> dr. jha, thanks as always for your time. >> thank you, george. michael. >> thank you, george. now to wall street. the markets set to open shortly after the new jobs report will be released following the worst
day for investors in almost two years. chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis is at the new york stock exchange. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning, michael. the sell-off continues this morning with stocks opening lower following the april jobs report, showing 428,000 jobs were created for the month. unemployment constant at 3.6%. wages over the last 12 months up 5.5%. but that is only part of the story. the other part is historic inflation. prices climbing 8.5% over the last year. that means prices are moving up faster than wages are. wall street is aware the federal reserve is on a course of action now intended to try to bring the prices under control. that course of action will mean the economy slows down. the question is will it mean there is a recession? some believe that that could be out in the future. it's something that wall street
has contended with now for the last handful of weeks. it's why the market, so far this year, is down 13.5%. that is the s&p 500, which is the thing that's reflected in most retirement savings accounts. meaning, if you had a $1,000 in the s&p 500 at the start of this year, today, it would be worth about $865, which is why you invest for the long-term. >> rebecca, thank you so much. we turn now to the latest on the battle over abortion after that draft supreme court opinion leaked. democrats scrambling in the event the court overturns roe v. wade. rachel scott is tracking it all this morning and, rachel, democrats and the white house realizing they've got very few options on this one. >> reporter: cecilia, good morning. extremely limited options. democrats have been desperately trying to find a path forward to protect access to abortion for millions of women in this country. they do have a plan but they do not have the republican support they need to get it done. this morning, with the supreme court possibly poised to overturn roe versus wade, democrats are scrambling to find
ways to protect access to abortion. >> we are looking at a broad range of options. >> reporter: the biden administration promising a fight but not offering very many specifics. over on capitol hill senate democrats are pushing forward with a vote on legislation that would secure abortion access for millions. >> next week's vote will be one of the most important we take, not only this session, but in this century. republicans will not be able to hide from the horror they've unleashed on america. >> reporter: but that bill is almost certain to fail. democrats don't have enough republican support to get it passed. only two republican senators support abortion rights, susan collins and lisa murkowski, both support legislation that would make a woman's right to obtain an abortion a federal law. >> my goal is to codify what is essentially existing law. that means roe v. wade. >> reporter: but collins declared she will not support the democrats' bill because it
goes too far. this as states race to put their own rules in place before the supreme court ruling. republican lawmakers in louisiana advanced the bill to classify abortion as a homicide. as connecticut's democratic governor signed a bill protecting patients traveling there from states that have outlawed abortion. >> no politician is going to get between you and your doctor. >> reporter: outside the supreme court, demonstrators faced off. [ crowd chanting ] as investigations into who leaked that opinion draft continues. chief justice john roberts reportedly telling a judicial conference the leak was absolutely appalling. roberts saying he hoped one bad apple wouldn't change the way americans view the supreme court. and that is the question hanging over all of this. what are the political consequences of that leak? chief justice john roberts reportedly said that it will not affect the decision-making process, but what upsets him, it gives the wrong impression to those serving the high court. we get the latest on the war in ukraine. intense battle is under way at
the steel plant that russian forces had under siege for weeks. senior foreign correspondent ian pannell is on the scene, good morning, ian. >> reporter: yeah, good morning from kharkiv, ukraine, the second largest city and one that's been heavily bombarded since day one of the war. you can see some of the destruction behind me. that was an educational institute for government employeed. raised to the ground by two russian missiles. there was a time when we thought russia would take over the city, but today it's ukrainian troops pushing them back. it's now becoming clear that the benefit is from u.s. weapons and u.s. intelligence too. this morning, new details emerging about american intelligence shared with ukraine that helped sink the flagship of the russian black sea fleet. this is the "moskva" when it was on fire listing severely, a huge loss for russia. a u.s. official telling abc news we do provide a rank of intelligence to help the ukrainians understand the threat posed by russian ships in the black sea and to help them prepare to defend against potential sea-based assaults but the pentagon making clear they had no prior knowledge saying,
we did not provide ukraine with specific targeting information for the "moskva." we were not involved in the ukrainians' decision to strike the ship or in the operation they carried out. at the azovstal plant in mariupol, a band of ukrainian fighters are still holding on despite facing overwhelming russian force. the far right azov battalion posting this video. and this one put out by azov, apparently showing this man, a medic, still trapped inside the plant. saying, "i don't know if there is a tomorrow more me. we're permanently under fire from the air, sea and land." the video couldn't be verified by abc news. in lviv, video showing tuesday's attack on a power plant as russia hits key infrastructure sites. and in the east, the destroyed city of popasna, people in military uniforms seen in this undated video posted by pro-russian separatists. well, the effort to punish putin
and his backers for the war is now intensifying we're seeing a $300 million yacht owned by a russian oligarch seized by the u.s. in fiji on thursday and there are now urgent calls to confiscate this $700 million megayacht docked in italy at the moment before it sets sail in the next few days. what u.s. officials reportedly believe is that this yacht is connected to putin himself. michael. >> all right, thank you so much, ian. we turn now to the baby formula shortage across the country. many stores running out of the critical item and unable to restock. erielle reshef joins us with where to look for help. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning, michael. imagine how upsetting this idea is for so many parents. more than 30% of the national baby formula inventory was out of stock in april after a recall of several major brands. retailers are limiting how much formula can be purchased at a time. some of them. this morning, a terrifying prospect for parents around the country. stores running out of baby formula. unable to restock.
>> he has a very specific brand nutramigen he has to have due to allergy and intolerance issues. >> reporter: shawna says she can't find any formula for her 11 month old son, jacob. >> we've been having to look pretty heavily for it i would say for the last four, five months. but this last month it's just become impossible to find. >> reporter: the shortage began in february after formula manufacturer abbott recalled popular brands of powdered infant formula after reports that four infants developed sev severe illness and two died. >> you have these kids going without formula and not knowing what to do with your baby. >> reporter: dodielle rungs a nebraska pharmacy. >> we sent all this back and now all these people are trying to find something else for their kids to be on because, of course, they need that formula to survive. >> you go back and forth. how much do i keep for my own daughter and how much do i leave for other people? >> reporter: moms who are able to breast-feed stepping in to try to help. >> i do pump in the night after
i am done feeding her to get a little extra, some ounces, because each ounce counts. i have people come to my home and come collect from me. >> reporter: it's amazing these moms are stepping up. experts say check with reputable local organizations and social media groups to see if there are additional options. some parents have created online groups to help each other share what they need. such a sensitive situation, guys. >> yeah, very much so, erielle, thanks so much. we are revving up for a huge race weekend. the world's most popular motorsport, formula 1, in miami for the very first time. and our miami guy, victor oquendo, is right there on the track. victor, some of these tickets are going for as much as 10,000 bucks? >> reporter: and i'm going to show you why. good morning from the site of the formula 1 miami grand prix, we are right along turn number 7 and here are some of the best seats in the house. this is the marina section. you've got this row of yachts set up and fans will be able to watch on board. the yachts are real, by the way,
the water on the other hand, it's really just like a raised platform. water not so real. this entire area home to the miami dolphins has been converted for the big race. the track is nearly 3 1/2 miles l long. i spoke with a few of the drivers. there are blind turns, and speed could exceed 200 miles per hour. there's also the heat this weekend that will make conditions in the car a little rough. this sport has just exploded in popularity in the united states. thanks in part to a netflix docu-series and this weekend all the big names including lewis hamilton have descended on miami. you also have major cities like austin and las vegas becoming home to some of the tour's biggest races. so race weekend is finally here in miami. you can catch coverage right here on abc and if you want to see it in person, yes, prices can get a little expensive if you like to watch on board one of these. that's reportedly nearly $10,000 a pop. >> we didn't spring for a yacht for you, "gma"? >> reporter: nope, i'll be watching from the press area.
>> that's pretty close. thank you. coming up, amber heard back on the stand detailing the alleged physical abuse she suffered from johnny depp. we'll tell you how he fired back overnight. an abc news exclusive. the husband and daughters of suzanne morphew speaking out for the first time since murder charges against her husband were dropped. first, let's go to ginger. >> reporter: at least three were injured in a tornado in henderson, texas, 1 of the 74 storm reports yesterday and unfortunately we're going to see that cold front busting east in atlanta, richmond, places that don't get an enhanced risk all that often. all the way down to, say, columbus and montgomery need to be on the lookout today for damaging wind. now, there was also up to close to a foot of rain in eastern oklahoma. high water rescues all the way through missouri and more rain where that came from. also flood watches from state college down to washington, d.c. that's the big picture, a check now a little closer to home.
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dave chappelle has been charged with four misdemeanors including counts for battery and unauthorized access. the attorney's office says there woe won't be felony charges. history at the white house. karine jean-pierre will become the new white house press secretary, the first black and lgbtq person to fill the role. she is currently the principal deputy press secretary and takes over after jen psaki leaves next week. an amazing night for the mets. didn't look that way heading into the ninth, 7-1 in favor of the phillies. but new york pulled off their biggest comeback in 25 years, stunning philadelphia and the fans winning the game, 8-7. >> never give up. >> that's right. we have a lot more ahead, including parents under fire for letting their 6-year-old son run a marathon with them. >> yeah, that one has a lot of people talking. we turn to another day of testimony from actress amber heard. she was back on the stand in that $50 million defamation lawsuit brought by her
ex-husband, johnny depp, but her emotional moments were quickly challenged by depp. t.j. holmes is here with more on this. tough testimony there. >> some was downright horrifying to hear and some of the details of this abuse were so disturbing we cannot repeat them. this was amber heard on the stand detailing story after story of alleged abuse at the hands of her then husband johnny depp. now, her husband, johnny depp, or ex-husband, well, he called the testimony yesterday from her the performance of her life. >> remember, just trying to get up so i could breathe, so i could tell him he was really hurting me. i didn't think he knew what he was doing. >> reporter: a tearful amber heard back on the stand thursday telling a tale of two johnnys as she takes on ex-husband johnny depp in their bombshell defamation battle. >> there was a pattern of behavior changes with him that would make my life significantly more complicated or peaceful, difficult or wonderful depending
on what the cycle -- what he was using. >> reporter: heard claims drugs, alcohol and jealousy fuel depp's violent rages which had her fearing for her life. the relationship hitting new lows just weeks after they wed. >> my head was bashing against the back of the bar and i couldn't breathe. i'm looking at -- in his eyes and i don't see him anymore. i don't see him anymore. it wasn't him. it was black. i've never been so scared in my life. >> reporter: heard alleges the two got in a fight after depp took eight to ten mdma pills accusing depp of sexually assaulting her with a bottle. >> i don't remember what i said. i just remember being really still, not wanting to move. >> reporter: heard says she escaped and took two sleeping
pills to go to bed that night. when she woke up she says the huse was in a state of destruction seen in these photos and she found depp with a severed finger. >> he had his hand wrapped in this, like, rags or, you know, bandanna, rags, he said, look what you made me do. i did this for you, something to that effect. >> reporter: depp claims his finger was injured by heard when she threw a liquor bottle and never struck her. >> not only because she's on the stand but just the stories themselves have shifted a bit. >> reporter: overnight depp released a statement to court tv blasting heard's testimony calling it the performance of her life. now, the jury will not hear testimony again for another week. not until may 16th. the judge in the case actually has a prior engagement so they're off next week. the judge gives the instruction to the jurors, do not read any news or watch any news and stay off social media. on tiktok one particular hashtag about this trial has over 8
billion views so it is really, really become a phenomenon on social media. >> wow. >> a lot to take in. thank you so much. now to the daughters of missing colorado mom suzanne morphew. they are speaking out with their father barry for the first time since murder charges against him were dropped last month. amy is here with the exclusive interview. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning, michael. for more than a year a colorado man was accused by state prosecutors of killing his wife who disappeared on mother's day back in 2020 but days before he was scheduled to go on trial, barry morphew had the charges against him dismissed and now he and his daughters are speaking out. and in the coming weeks, their attorney says they'll request an investigation into how they say the district attorney mishandled this case. >> we've been silent for a long time, and we decided we finally want to break the silence. >> reporter: this morning, just days before the second anniversary of her disappearance, the family of
suzanne morphew is speaking out for the first time since the murder charges against her husband were dropped. >> it's been an emotional roller coaster, but we feel like we can finally take our first steps in healing which is a blessing. and, yeah, we -- we just know our dad better than anyone else and we know he was not involved in our mom's disappearance. >> reporter: mallory and macy morphew standing by their father who investigators believed was responsible for their mother's disappearance two years ago. the three seen walking out of court arm in arm just moments after the charges against him were dropped. >> we want to heal. we feel like we haven't been able to heal these past two years. >> reporter: the family says suzanne left her colorado home for a bike ride but never returned. >> i just love my girls and i love my wife and i just want her to be found. >> reporter: but investigators told a different story. arresting barry morphew, the charges ranging from first degree murder to tampering with
physical evidence. prosecutors argue that morphew discovered his wife was having an affair then murdered her, disposed of her body and staged a bike crash in a rural area releasing this body camera footage from the hours after she was reported missing. police say morphew touched evidence. >> do not touch the bike with your hands, please. >> reporter: morphew's daughters say he isn't akiller and are celebrating the dismissal of the case. now demanding district attorney linda stanley should do more. >> i just hope that linda will step up to the plate and do everything she can to find our mom because what they've done is not fair. and we're never going to stop looking for our mom. >> reporter: court filings say while authorities are close to discovering suzanne's body, weather has complicated the efforts. the location where suzanne's body is believed to be has five feet of snow concealing it but the family's attorney says
authorities have mishandled the case and are planning to file a complaint against the d.a. >> if you want to honor suzanne and you want to honor the daughters, go find suzanne. >> reporter: the d.a.'s office telling abc news they and law enforcement have been diligently searching for suzanne morphew since she was reported missing and that they are continuing to do so. >> prosecutors need to be held responsible, and they need to pay for the damage they've caused to barry, which is, frankly, nearly irreparable. because it's hard for anybody to believe that barry is not who they claim he was. >> reporter: now the family spoke out this weekend. it was suzanne morphew's birthday and her daughters say, of course, they wished they were spending it with her. the charges against barry morphew were dismissed without prejudice which means if investigators do uncover new evidence, those charges can be filed again, michael. >> all right, thank you so much, amy. coming up next the family of the 6-year-old is under fire for letting him run a marathon with them. they're responding to the backlash this morning.
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run. this morning, big controversy brewing over a little kid who ran a full 26.2-mile marathon with his family. 6-year-old rainer crawford crossed the finish line in last weekend's flying pig marathon in 8 hours and 35 minutes. he ran the race with his parents and five brothers and sisters. ages 11 to 20. >> some of the training was like hard, but like i falled sometimes. but sometimes when i did one it was like normal. >> reporter: his dad ben sharing on instagram his youngest was struggling physically and wanted to take a break and sit every three minutes and when they ran out of potato chips at mile 20 he was crying and we were moving slow so i told him i'd buy him more if he kept moving. >> i didn't know if he was going
to be able to do it. so to be able to run alongside of him and to watch his little body, it's pretty mind blowing. >> reporter: the post sparking an outcry on social media, some even accusing the parents of child abuse. even two-time olympic long distance runner kara goucher weighing in, a 6-year-old struggling physically does not realize they have the right to stop and should. some accusing the crawfords of family has thousands of followers on social media. but it's not just the family under the microscope, this race's officials require entrants to be 18 or older to participate. its organizers telling abc news they knew crawford would run the race despite the rules and so they allowed the family to participate in order to try to offer protection and support if they were on our course. >> nothing we do is illegal. nothing hurts anyone else. >> reporter: experts say children's growth plates aren't fully developed and this kind of strenuous exercise could be dangerous. >> if a young child were to run a marathon, i'm worried about electrolyte ab for 34589s,
nausea, vomiting, heatstroke, all these signs and sips that may not be that clear in a young child. >> reporter: the crawfords say they'll only push their children as far as they want to push themselves. >> we really care about our kids' emotional and physical health but we also care about their agency and if they want to do something and we, you know, assess the risks and figure out if it's okay. >> reporter: speaking of agency, for his part rainer says he enjoyed the experience. he said it started out easy then it got hard. he thinks he'll do more. >> we'll be watching. >> he's already run one more than me. thank you, will. coming up next, we have a sneak peek of our wonderful "gma" tradition, our big breakfast in bed surprise. we'll be right back. ♪
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♪ we're back with a special breakfast in bed "play of the day." mother's day tradition at "gma" as you know and this morning we're surprising not one but two moms. janai norman is at lakeside middle school in new jersey where it's all happening. hey, janai. >> reporter: hey, george. double or nothing. one of those moms is a music teacher here at the school. erika biaselli, the other is the woman who helped erika become a mom by acting as her surrogate. neither has any idea we're here and we have some amazing
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the fda severely limits who can get the johnson & johnson vaccine over blood clot concerns. why the agency is doing this now and who can still get it. wall street whiplash. stocks taking their biggest hit since 2020. inflation now driving people out of retirement and why this morning's jobs report is so important. abc news exclusive. the "america's got talent: extreme's" daredevil in that on-camera accident speaks out for the first time since announcing he's paralyzed. >> there was a moment where i knew it was going wrong. >> reporter: the moment that changed his life. "gma" exclusive. race car legend danica patrick getting honest about her health.
>> i tried so many different things to feel better, to look better. all the things and nothing worked. >> how she realized her breast implants were making her sick and how she's feeling a week after their removal. a new study revealing heart attack risk factors for people under 55. the seven signs to look out for and what you can do to help prevent one from happening. ♪ it's such a good vibration ♪ the budgeting phenom taking over tiktok. how cash stuffing could save you thousands. one tiktoker socking away ten grand with the strategy. the new twist on back to cash movement. ♪ for a star today ♪ ♪ good morning ♪ it's one of our favorite mornings of the year celebrating mother's day with our live breakfast in bed. this year, we're surprising not one but two special moms who have an incredible bond. ♪ all you people, can't you see, can't you see ♪
and "dr. strange" star benedict wong is flying into times square as the larger than life blockbuster hits theaters and as we say, good morning, america. ♪ larger than life ♪ good morning, america. great to have you with us as we head into mother's day weekend. >> happy early mother's day to all the moms out there. our mother's day breakfast in bed extravaganza is coming up and our janai norman is in new jersey to pull off this year's surprise. how is it going? >> reporter: so much excitement out here. i'm here at lakeside middle school where we have a huge surprise planned for not one, but two moms that we're honoring this morning. these moms have a very special connection. one helping the other create her family. neither of them know that we're here. they've not seen each other. it's just on the other side of this wall in the auditorium that we have so much fun, so many
surprises planned for them. so stay tuned. >> it will be great. first the news. we start with the fda's decision to limit the availability of the johnson & johnson covid vaccine over the risk of blood clots connected to it. back to whit johnson with the details. good morning, whit. >> reporter: george, good morning. of the 17 million americans who got the johnson & johnson vaccine, nine people have died from these extremely rare but serious blood clots. health officials are taking the significant step, restricting access while emphasizing that the other two vaccines in the effective.oth safer and more - this morning, the fda limiting the use of the johnson & johnson single shot vaccine following an investigation into reports of rare blood clots. federal health experts saying there are safer options and now only those 18 and older who don't have access to a pfizer or moderna vaccine or won't take them can still get j&j. earlier, white house covid response coordinator dr. ashish jha speaking with george about the j&j vaccine.
>> how big a risk is this johnson & johnson vaccine, and what about if you've already had the shot? >> first of all, this risk is extremely rare, we're talking about 1 in 2 million people ended up having a really whorrible outcome. again, 3 in a million getting a side effect. >> reporter: covid infections on the rise in at least 35 states seeing an increase in hospital admissions. health officials also reporting more people are turning to the drug paxlovid to fight covid. its use up tenfold in recent weeks. but among patients who took the pills, scientists are now investigating some reports of a relapse in covid symptoms. in clinical trials, paxlovid cut the risk of hospitalization by nearly 90%. despite some reports of relapse, many health experts still confident in the drug's benefits. now, back to the j&j vaccine, many health officials insist that if you got the shot months ago there's no need for additional concern. that's because the reports of
rare blood clots were only seen in the immediate days and weeks after the vaccine was adm admin administered. michael. >> all right, thank you, whit. we turn to wall street following the worst day for investors in almost two years and go back to our chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis at the new york stock exchange. good morning, again, rebecca. hi, michael. nice to see you again. this morning, we got a strong jobs report. 428,000 jobs added in the month of april. the unemployment rate constant, near historic lows, at 3.6%. wages up 5.5% over the last year. but that is only part of the story. the other part is what's happening to prices. inflation up 8.5% over the last year. that means wages aren't keeping up. the federal reserve is on a course of hiking interest rates. that means the economy will have to slow down. it could spell recession. that is what is rattling the markets. as we look at the stock market over the last year, we've seen
the s&p 500, which is in most retirement accounts, down 13.5%. if you had $1,000 at the start of the year, you'd have $865 now. you invest for the long term and don't try to time things. michael. >> rebecca. thank you. we've got huge news to tell you guys about on a friday morning. take a look. this is zeus, the texas great dane confirmed as world's tallest living dog and he now holds the guinness world record. here we go standing at 3'5.18" tall. his owner brittany says when we take zeus to the vet they are always in amazement. i'm not sure how he fits in the car and shares a home with their pet cat penel me. that is appropriately named zeus. coming up in our "morning menu," the stunt man injured in this shocking accident on "america's got talent: extreme."
talk about how he is moving forward. plus, danica patrick having her breast implants removed after suffering from a mystery illness. she's speaking out a week after her surgery, right here only on "gma." the new study about the seven risk factors for heart attacks in young people. dr. ashton is here to break them down. plus, our mother's day breakfast in bed surprise for two incredible moms that have a ginger and janai norman are in new jersey to honor those incredible women whose kids are there with them too. it's going to be a great morning. can't wait to share it with you. we'll be right back.
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♪ welcome back to "gma" on a little rainy friday morning here in new york city. but you know what, got to say, we love barbecue. >> right next door, michael. >> and we are celebrating our love of barbecue with a road trip across the country and "gma's" united states of barbecue. our first stop is going to be on monday in dallas, texas. >> going all over the country for that. right now to our "gma" cover story. an interview with "america's got talent: extreme's" stuntman injured in a terrifying on camera accident. maggie rulli spoke with jonathan goodwin about the accident. she joins us now. good morning, maggie. >> reporter: hey, george. good morning. yeah, this is the first time jonathan is speaking out since announcing that accident has left him paralyzed from the waist down. we have to warn everyone, the video of the accident is incredibly hard to watch. guys, it is incredible.
jonathan, despite everything he's been through, still has his daredevil spirit. it wasn't that long ago that jonathan goodwin was pushing boundaries with death-defying stunts, lighting himself on fire and hanging from a helicopter by nothing but his toes. last october during rehearsals for "america's got talent: extreme," one of those stunts went terrifyingly wrong. >> i don't really have a great memory of -- i know that there was a moment where i knew it was going wrong. >> reporter: in this video obtained by tmz he appears to be struck by two vehicles while suspended in the air before falling four stories to the ground. >> he fell about 40 feet, missed the airbag, landed on his head. >> reporter: alive but in critical condition. he had broken both legs and shoulders, damaged his kidney, punctured a lung, fractured ribs and had a complete spinal fracture. >> the spinal surgeon said my
injury was the worst he's ever seen. also told me that there was a really good chance i wouldn't make it through the surgery. >> reporter: it was then he says he had to make an impossible phone call to his fiancee, engaged just a month prior. >> i said to her, you know, you have -- clearly, you have a get out of jail free card. amanda has been there for me every day since and has been and was really my motivation to get through it. >> reporter: determined despite the long road ahead. what has the rehab been like? >> the closest thing i can explain is that it's like somebody waves a magic wand and all of a sudden you're a baby again and you have to learn everything. you know? >> reporter: jonathan moved from vegas to london to be with his fiance and closer to family. he's now learning to navigate the kitchen. they had to adapt their 300-year-old house, adding an
elevator to help him get upstairs. on instagram you wrote you wanted to be a role model. why is that so important for you? >> i think people in -- that have disabilities are largely underrepresented in the media. if i can use that position to be able to help other people, then i will. >> reporter: and just like the true performer he is, he says the show, much like life, must go on. >> obviously there are lots of things i have lost that i'm not concentrating on. for me it was about creating a spectacle for an audience, showing people things that they had never seen before. that's absolutely something i can still do. maybe in a different form. >> reporter: after spending just an afternoon with jonathan, it was clear to all of us the show will go on. now, we did reach out to "america's got talent: extreme" for a comment and have not heard anything back yet. but, guys, i do want to end, give you positives here, jonathan did tell me he and his fiancee plan to wed before the
end of the year. >> wonderful. >> thank you so much. we turn now to our abc news exclusive with danica patrick, the groundbreaking former race car driver speaking out now about her health battle which she says was brought on by breast implants. kayna whitworth sat down with her and has more on the story. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: hey, cecilia, good morning. so breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the united states. but for danica patrick, she the root cause of various health issues and she's not alone. her doctor says in the last five years he has seen an uptick in women wanting their implants removed. >> boys, move over, the lady is coming through. danica patrick wins at twin ring motegi. >> reporter: she's one of the biggest names in professional car racing, a pioneer for women in the sport. danica patrick, the first woman to win an an indycar race and now she's opening up about her decision to have her breast implants removed.
>> i thought to myself, i want to share this if it makes a difference because i tried so many different things to feel better, to look better. all the things and nothing worked. >> reporter: patrick got her silicone implants in 2014 when she was 32 years old. >> i did it because i wanted to be more perfect. what's perfect, right? i wanted to be -- i wanted the whole package like i wanted to have it all, like i felt like i was very fit but i don't have boobs. what's having it all, right? what is that? >> reporter: she started experiencing concerning health issues in 2018 and spent the next four years seeking answers for various symptoms like weight gain, inflammation, mental -- menstrual changes and thinning hair. patrick, now 40, believes she was suffering from breast implant illness, a term used to describe a broad range of symptoms that can affect some people with implants. dr. shawn parson performed patrick's removal surgery last week. >> it's usually that their bodies have this chronic
inflammatory response to this thing, this implant, so your body is fighting something, just like if it had an infection. i have seen too many times people get better after you remove their implants, and i think we have work to do to try to, you know, figure out why. >> one week out from surgery. how are you feeling? >> i feel amazing. >> getting older, being older, knowing who you are, do you think that that allowed you to confidently take a step like this? >> yeah, i did. i do, yeah. and because i'm -- life is a series of lessons and so, yeah, i think that age does play a role. i think becoming more mature, becoming more confident, having more life experiences and really realizing that no matter what you do, it's all an inside job and my journey is not even over. i mean this is week one. i'm seven days literally like
almost to the minute since the ex-plant happened, since surgery. there's going to be blood testing. there's going to be all the things. there's going to be tons of testing that still happens. there's going to be physical changes on the inside and outside that i am happy to share. i'm going to want to share with people. >> reporter: now, many women who have this procedure experience no complications, and the fda says that all approved implants undergo extensive testing but there are risks involved, michael, so anyone considering this procedure is encouraged to talk with their doctor. >> all right, thank you for bringing that story to us, kayna. very important message there. we're going to turn to another important "gma" health alert. heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the u.s. now, a new report has found the seven factors most likely to put a young person at risk for a first heart attack. our chief medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton is here with us for more. doc, is it the same for men and women in this report?
>> it isn't and what's really important and interesting about this report is it's gender specific medicine so it's looking at differences in the same disease, the same event, heart attack in younger people and how it differs, not just based on age but based on men versus women. these are the risk factors they found and the distinctions. there's a long list of risk factors for heart attack. but they found for women, diabetes was the most predictive of a heart attack under the age of 55 and for men, it was smoking, although all these other things on the list, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, family history, they are all important for both genders but they did find it fell out differently, men versus women. >> what are the warning signs for a heart attack? >> for both men and women the most classic and common is chest pressure, you know, we make that fist and put it under the sternum. but women are more likely to experience other almost flulike symptoms. fatigue, shortness of breath, naush nausea. men and women can have the pain
radiating to the back, neck, arm, or jaw. >> if you feel any of that, make sure -- >> 911 immediately. >> and how can you lower the risk? >> i think what's really important here, people know, you know, 85% of heart disease is preventable with behavioral modification, lifetime. you need to know your individual risk. that means knowing family history, knowing ab/gyn risk factor, stop smoking, controlling the numbers, blood pressure, cholesterol, and medication if indicated can be life saving. >> doc, thank you, as always, for bringing us great information. cecilia. we turn to a popular hashtag on tiktok that can help you manage your budget. perhaps even help you save for the future. erielle is back with more on this. they're calling it cash stuffing. >> they are and this is like your grandma used to do it but now it's popular on tiktok. you don't need an app and it doesn't involve cryptocurrency. all you need is good old-fashioned cash and envelopes. cash stuffing is a no-tech
strategy to stay on budget. tiktok personalities say it works. it's known as cash stuffing. taking your hard earned cash and dividing it into different categories like bills, savings, even date night and stuffing the cash into different envelopes or binders. >> hey, guys, today is date day. so we'll take some money out of our envelope. >> reporter: a budgeting phenomenon taking over tiktok. the hashtag cash stuffing garnering over 376 million views. >> so phone is going to get 130. >> reporter: garcia is a tiktok cash stuffer. online, she shows how she uses cash binders to manage upon the money for herself and kids. >> i swipe my card too much. you don't really see how much money you're spending until you want to, say, how much do i have left in my account before i make this purchase? >> reporter: it's a strategy that helps her stay on track. using the method, stephanie says she's not only managed to keep debt low, she's saved $10,000 for the future. >> i started using this method
and came to the point where i started even reducing my own debt by making extra payments on my credit card. >> reporter: this back to cash movement is a new twist on what was formerly known as enveloping. stephanie says when she's tempted to overspend her stuffing keeps her in check. >> essentially every single time i get paid, i'm just setting aside money for my bills. when it is time to pay the bills, i remove money from the envelopes, deposit to the bank. >> reporter: some say if you're going to try cash stuffing start slow. >> if you are budgeting for the first time, try this out with a few categories and you'll see, wow, i do have this accountability. >> i love you said this is what your grandmother used to do. like shoving it under the mattress. in the modern version, can you do cash stuffing, use cash stuffing, to get out of debt? >> a lot want to know this. our exert said cash stuffing is about staying on budget for monthly expenses and getting an idea of where your money goes,
not necessarily getting out of large-scale debt. if you do have extra money left in the envelopes at the end of the month you could use it to pay down lower debts. >> what you're not doing with cash stuffing is using a credit card, right? does that end up being a problem if you don't build up your credit score? >> it will not help you build your credit score obviously but it's important to remember that while using credit cards to boost your score may sound like a good idea, it can also put you in debt. you can still get a mortgage without a high credit score using what's called manual underwriting. an underwriter will look at your tax return, income, debt in addition to your credit report. it's a little bit more of a complete picture to determine whether you can qualify for a loan. >> you got a big old stack of cash. >> i don't know what i'll do with this later. >> we'll go get breakfast. thanks. we head back to ginger now who is gearing up for our breakfast in bed surprise. >> reporter: yes, cecilia. we have all the middle schoolers. are y'all excited? we got a big surprise coming. yada had some of the best energy. i said, you have to help me do the weather. are you ready for warmth. >> yes!
>> you see that energy. unfortunately, you'll have to wait here in southern new jersey but others will have record heat this weekend. so many folks from texas all the way up through, look at that, into the south, new orleans too. that's the big picture. one more big one. ♪ ♪ we are kicking off our may "gma" buzz pick by honoring an asian american, native hawaiian, and pacific islander heritage month. lucy yu.
>> hi, everyone. i'm the owner of youu and me books. we are the first asian-american female-owned bookstore and cafe in new york city. our book pick is "four treasures of the sky." i love this book so much. it is a wonderful, important historical fiction book about the chinese exclusion act and feel free to pick up a signed copy any time you happen to find yourself in new york. >> what a great name for a bookstore, yu and me books. "four treasures of the sky," debut novel from jenny tinghui zhang and is out now. read along @gmabookclub. mother's day surprises coming up. also, "dr. strange" star benedict wong.
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as we take a look at your mother's day forecast, it is not a washout day. kumasi: we will have another abc 7 news update in 30 minutes. ♪ diamonds stay with you ♪ welcome back, everybody. the countdown is over. "dr. strange in the multiverse of madness" is finally in theaters, and we're joined by one of the stars, benedict wong. benedict, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you for having me, thank you, hello. >> i had a chance to see the film yesterday. >> oh, right. >> exciting, everything everybody has been anticipating, so how does it feel for you to know how much people have been waiting for the film to finally have a hit in the theaters? >> it's fantastic. it's been a long time coming. you know, with all the restrictions that we had and massive hiatus we had. you know, full credit to the
cast and especially the crew that were working on the -- such tough conditions, you know, and, i mean, at times, it was like the madness of the multi-schedule. finding out where we were at times but, yeah, so good for it to finally come out. >> well, we are also excited because we got our hands on your action figure. >> oh, hello. >> i love he's got all kinds of different detachable hands here. >> yeah, it's like a very angry green arm there. like the incredible hulk. >> it's great. you know, we always talk about how important representation is. what is it like for you to see yourself in this movie, see yourself in this action-figure? you have a 5-year-old son, knowing other children can see you and think it is a possibility. >> yeah, i mean, it's so important. i mean, it was very surreal for my son to see me in a miniaturized version. i took pictures of the action figure, displaying the food and
sending it to my wife. but, yeah, especially for kids, i mean, for me, what struck me was, you know, the platform and the opportunities that the m.c. u can offer, you know, is so far-reaching. we've had things like, you know, the ksuccess of ""shang-chi." it just sends ripples of, you know, positivity. one of the images that really struck me was a young asian kid holding the "shang-chi" doll. positive and it can, you know, affect that we can see ourselves as heroes and that's important. >> it must be surreal for your son as for kids. is it surreal for you to see yourself as an action figure for the first time. >> it really is, yes, totally. >> let's take a look at you in action. >> all right. ♪
♪ [ laughter ] >> that was a giant octopus. >> fun to film? >> yeah, it was and for the viewers out there, that one-eyed monster was on its way out. >> do you do your own stunts? there's a lot of action. >> i do, i do but with the help of a stunt team, it eases the load. >> and i'm just curious, though, because whenever you're a part of this franchise, so many people, i'm sure, are asking you, tell us the story. is it hard to keep the secrets when you know what's going to happen in these films? >> it's very hard. they've started holding half my
wages now. that levels things off a bit more, but i think, you know, especially the one -- we all remembered, i mean, who held the spoiler for bobby ewing in the shower? that one struck me. and so like, you know, with obviously iron man's death, you know, i thought that was a massive one for me so, i mean, i could a spy. my family think i'm a spy so -- >> you tell no one. >> no. yeah. it's just like you just remain vague. >> how about keeping it just between us then. what's the future of wong? we've got to know. >> oh, yeah, well, hey, this is it. we'll wait to see what unfurls. i mean, you know, he's now become from, you know, six years ago when i started this role, i was the no-nonsense librarian and now he's got a promotion and he's the no-nonsense sorcerer
supreme. yeah, there's a lot of scope there, so we send it out to the marvel universe and see what happens. >> maybe get your own film. >> ooh. okay. yeah. sign a petition. [ laughter ] >> it must be so fun to make the movies. >> it's amazing. you know, i started off collecting comics when i was 14, you know, spider-man comics and just to realize i've suddenly become an actor and to play a character, wong, so the ancestors are smiling so it's a win/win for me. >> win for everyone. >> thank you. >> i walked out of the theater smiling yesterday so well done. >> bless you, thank you. >> well done, my friend. we appreciate you being here, benedict, and "dr. strange in the multiverse of madness," it is in theaters now. do yourself a favor, take your mom. it's mother's day this weekend. >> there you go. coming up we have our big mother's day breakfast in bed surprise and it's just moments away. you don't want to miss it. ♪
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♪ ♪ all right, welcome back to "gma" and we are counting down to mother's day on sunday and it is time for one of our favorite moments, our annual tradition honoring a very special mom with breakfast in bed, but this morning we are surprising not just one mom but two. ginger and janai are in millville, new jersey, to do the honors. take it away, guys. >> thank you so much, cecilia. yeah, just a couple of moms in denim jacket. >> there we go. >> going to celebrate two other moms so we have a full-on bed and breakfast extravaganza like you've never seen before. this segment is sponsored by pearl milling company and we are teaming up. we have huge surprises. i'm going to help with that. janai, please introduce us to mom number one. >> all right, so come with me, a music teacher here at this middle school and also a new mom to 5-month-old twins.
she's on the other side of this door with a bunch of teachers. she has no idea we're here for her. excuse me, where is eri erika biaselli. >> right here. >> erika, come with me. hey, girl, good morning. i'm janai norman and you're live on "good morning america." right now. [ cheers and applause ] so i know you think you're here for a teacher appreciation event for the school website. all of this is for mother's day. all these people are here to celebrate you as a mom. all of these people know and love you. one person here very special, kasey hewitt helped you become a mom. kasey, i know that you think you're here to help us celebrate erika. we are celebrating both of you. this is for both of you and we want to share your incredible story with america. take a seat. >> i'll try not to cry. >> you're already crying. >> i'm a crier so i apologize in advance. it's okay. >> look right up there. >> oh, god. ♪ >> for erika biaselli, the road
to motherhood was full of twists and turns. >> i think a lot of people assumed that their life is going to go a certain way and when they're ready for something like a family it's going to happen. we went through a lot of different appointments, medical procedures and iuis, ivf. >> reporter: eventually they began the process of surrogacy and meeting kasey hewitt, a complete stranger. >> kasey and i have three children together. our oldest is 9 then we have a 4-year-old and a little girl that just turned 2. she is my best friend. i couldn't imagine every day without her. >> reporter: kasey agreeing to act as the surrogate and to give the couple the best chance, kasey having two embryos implanted. >> she gets so much joy out of being a mother and once she shared erika andav's
with m j to sobo ewai thk an amepte eri a supporho et quick.and kaseyit she's aunt kasey and he's uncle bill forever. it's a special bond for sure. >> reporter: and in december, erika and her husband david finally meeting desmond and ruby, the babies they had been dreaming of. >> it's really a proud moment, exciting, we couldn't picture better parents than erika and dave. >> all the memories we'll get as a family is because of kasey. it's the best feeling. >> reporter: the two families forever bonded. >> if someone is debating potentially becoming a surrogate and decide that they can do it, be that generous and do that or someone who is struggling with fertility and then they see that potentially your dreams can come true. i really just feel like i wanted
both women to be recognized for the great mothers that they are and the story of what brought them together. ♪ you might have a mom, she might be the bomb ♪ ar to cebre her first mother's day -- ♪ -- we celebrate her and kasey, the amazing mother who helped her get here. >> happy mother's day.you. ♪ nobody got a mom like mine ♪ ♪ you might have a mom she might be the bomb ♪ >> reporter: erika and kasey, we are not done yet. we have ginger zee here. hey, ginger, take it away. >> erika, kasey, everybody this is just the beginning. you ready? hit it. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> hi! come on, ladies. both of you. your families are here to celebrate both of you for mother's day.
it is our tradition on "good morning america" to celebrate mother's day with breakfast in bed. yes! oh, baby. ♪ erika. sit right here. >> yes, you can take your shoes off. get comfortable and even both of your husbands are here delivering breakfast. >> i'm getting in here. i love how she took her shoes off. >> i'm not going to get in bed with shoes. oh, thanks. aww. >> oh, my gosh. >> if you're hungry, go for it. >> that's great. >> those pancakes are cooked to perfection. >> so how do you guys feel? >> i don't know -- i'm at school right now. in bed eating breakfast. this is amazing. i had no idea. everybody hid this really well. >> and what is it like for you,
kasey helped you become a mom. what is it like to have her here for both of you to be celebrated. >> without her i wouldn't be a mom and i cry whenever i talk about it but it's because of her that we have our babies and there's no way i can ever say thank you enough. >> that is so beautiful and i'm sure on your end, kasey, i can't imagine what it feels like to have helped david and erika create a family. how do you feel and what does that feel like? >> it feels amazing. i mean, i'm sure my mom will tell you that for as long as i can remember i wanted toe and i happened for me, i would have moved mountains to make it happen. so it happened for me and i got to help somebody else. >> so beautiful and, donna, i know you are kasey's mom and i see you tearing up. >> yep. >> how proud are you of your daughter? >> i am so proud of her. like she said, she's had that wish. she even said about becoming a surrogate. she wanted to do that and i'm just so proud of her because a lot of people wouldn't do that for basically they were
strangers when it started, yeah. >> so gorgeous. >> yep. yep. >> brenda, you are erika's mom. how has it been for you to see your daughter go through this journey and become a mom herself? >> it's been a challenging journey. it's been an emotional roller coaster. but i am so proud of how you handled everything, and i am so proud of the mom that you are becoming. these two sweet little babies, desmond and ruby, and how much you love and care for your family. i love you. >> i love you. >> oh, my gosh. >> my goodness, guys. i'm crying. that is not it yet. we've still got more. >> there's so much more. are you ready for this? this breakfast in bed is certainly full of memories already. i feel like we could all say that, right, yes, it's been pretty special. well, our sponsor of the pearl milling company loves to inspire all families so stack up memorable moments that bring joy to families and joy to the
breakfast table so they're giving both of you enough pancake mix for a year and syrup for a year so you can make more memories and traditions with your family. >> how does that sound? erika and kasey, breakfast taken care of for a year. fantastic, right? but there's still more. >> oh, there's still more. >> drum roll, please. [ drum roll ] >> i don't know about all of you, janai, but breakfast has to be one of my favorite things when i'm on family vacation. so pearl milling company is giving each of you $5,000 toward a dream vacation for you and your families. ♪ [ applause ] ♪ >> pretty great. >> how do you feel? how do you feel? so you ready to vacation?
follrecast great down here inou jersey, millville and see the rain so hopefully this 51 and brought you your sunshine because you're not getting that on this day. we are so happy we get to celebrate with all of you. for righ not a dry eye in that house not a dry eye in that house or this one and there's more. coming up, more of our breakfast in bed extravaganza with our two amazing moms. stay with us. ♪ till the end she's my best friend ♪ "gma's" breakfast in bed is sponsored by pearl milling company. same great recipe as aunt
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we surprised two incredible ♪ we surprised two incredible moms for our mother's day breakfast in bed extravaganza. janai and ginger, they are there. janai, how is it going? >> reporter: oh, it is incredible out here. i think we've all dried our tears mostly but there's so much excitement. we just surprised erika biaselli and kasey hewitt with the help of their families, friends and the millville high school drum line. >> they were surprised. she said how did you keep this a secret? plus, of course, we got them some breakfast in bed from our sponsor, pearl milling company. they haven't touched it yet but i know they will. it is a "gma" mother's day tradition. thank you all for being part of it. >> yes. >> thank you. >> when you woke up this morning you knew that you were coming here to surprise erika, at least but you did guys have any idea. >> no, i thought this would be a teacher appreciation breakfast. so i didn't expect any of this. is that my son? >> i believe that might be.
>> a lot of excitement. both of you are mothers now but you also have your mothers here. what would you like the message to be to them on this mother's day? >> oh, man. >> for me, thank you for supporting me when i came to you and said, hey, i want to do this crazy thing and thank you to my mother-in-law who also supported me and took care of my kids when, you know, i was having hers. [ laughter ] >> oh, my gosh. my mom, i've always said i'm going to cry, was meant to be a mom and she has supported me through everything and my whole family has been there for me and i have the best mom in the world. >> oh, my gosh, well, congratulations. >> yes, congratulations. thank you all for sharing your story with us. beautiful. >> it's a true mother's day because you have kids crying in the background while you're being celebrated. guys, back to you. >> so appropriate. >> all right. thank you, janai and ginger. everybody, stay right there. we'll be right back.
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>> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" "i love mom" show. today, actress elizabeth olsen and a special message for her mom. and the "who knows mom best?" will find out as they all compete for the title. plus, our roving reporter, steve patterson, hits the streets to talk to kids about their moms. and we surprised a very deserving mom in our "good news story of the day." all next on "live!" [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] >> kelly: hey! hey! >> ryan: hey, good morning!