People often say the news is depressing, and there's never anything positive being reported.
Well, we'd have to disagree.
While we often cover many tragic cases, we also share many stories of ordinary people spreading hope and happiness throughout their community.
Throughout the week, we'll compile a list of uplifting or positive stories and share them on Friday.
Take a look at these feel-good stories from earlier this week:
2. A Ph.D. student at the University of Maine is determined to find a cure for muscular dystrophy to help her father and brother, who both battle the disease.
3. 15-month-old Jordan Alexander from Auburn has been chosen to be part of a special presentation in NYC at this year's National Down Syndrome Society's 22nd Annual Buddy Walk.
4. An expecting mother in Columbus shared an ultrasound photo of her baby giving a salute. What makes it even sweeter? The baby's father is a Marine.
5. Greg Brewer, an EMS instructor from Opelika, AL, recently returned from helping flood victims in Louisiana.
6. After their classmate lost her father in a tragic vehicle accident, 66 students from Glenwood High School did their part to lift the family's spirits.
7. Doctors said an Opelika boy with a fatal disease had 2-3 years to live. Earlier this week, he celebrated his 4th birthday.
If you know of any positive events happening in our community you'd like us to cover, email us and we'll pass the information on to the newsroom.