All week long Dave has been working his way across the U.S. Last Friday, he set out from Anchorage, Alaska, with a backpack, $50 and a Windows Phone. He would have to depend on the kindness of strangers to help him get home.
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You can watch highlights of his trip -including how the jacket drive began -- below.
But how -- and why -- did he do it?
After making his exuberant return to the plaza, Dave spoke with his fellow "Early Show" anchors about his journey, saying, though he enjoys his job, he loves being out on the road, meeting people and hearing their stories.
Click on the video below for more with Dave on his amazing, cross-country effort -- and the new purpose his journey found in collecting coats for the needy: