(WTVM) - 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. When an Opelika boy was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder at 4 months old, doctors said he 2-3 years to live. This week he celebrated his 4th birthday with a fundraiser to find a cure.
2. A Columbus woman recently celebrated her 100th birthday! She was also one of the first black teachers to integrate the Columbus public school system during desgregation.
3. An AL Marine surprised his girlfriend by proposing to her during a pre-deployment photo shoot.
4. An Auburn High School senior demonstrates the true meaning of friendship by inviting her lifelong friend, a boy with special needs, to the homecoming dance.
5. A Greenville, GA police officer is being heralded as a hero after he saved the life of a 2-month-old baby.
6. Over the weekend, a drone led the way as hundreds of volunteers searched for a missing 3-year-old boy, who is now home safe.
7. A Columbus girls' group is dancing their way to a popular national television show - the A Girls dance team is competing against the Dancing Dolls on the Lifetime television show "Bring it" this weekend.
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.
Check out our previous Feel Good Friday stories at this link.