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:
1. A Phenix City police officer is continuing on his road to recovery after he was severely injured. Last Friday, he received some special surprise visitors at the hospital.
2. At 60 years old, an Indiana woman is a first-time mother to twins.
3. A 96-year-old World War II veteran has been a reserve deputy for his community for the past 25 years, and he has no plans of slowing down any time soon.
4. A 5th grader from Hoover, AL recently collected a truckload of toys to donate to children who lost everything in the Louisiana flooding.
5. Last Thursday and Friday, about 300 people took part in the United Way's Days of Caring initiative where they helped with 27 different projects.
6. A 16-year-old girl from California isn't letting the fact she's in a wheelchair stop her from participating in her school's Powder Puff football team.
7. Scott Ressmeyer and his Miracle Riders may have reached their goal of raising $1M for the Children's Miracle Network, but they're still finding ways to give back to the community.
8. An Ohio cop drove a grieving man 100 miles to be with his family after sister's death.
9. A Louisiana father is spreading smiles for what he did while his wife was in labor - he filmed himself dancing in the delivery room while waiting on the arrival of his first biological son.
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.