(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. A longtime employee of Country's BBQ got a special surprise from the Columbus Fire Department in time for Halloween!
2. A teen and toddler formed an unlikely bond at a physical therapy center.
3. A child with Down syndrome will be modeling for OshKosh B'Gosh, following his mom's online campaign to change the perception of children with special needs.
4. The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office honored not one but two Deputies of the Year for 2016.
5. One lucky Columbus homeowner received a home makeover thanks to volunteers from the House of Heroes and Home Depot.
6. The Columbus Police Officer who was shot during a standoff on Friday, Oct. 21 returned to work earlier this week.
7. An Auburn woman and her two children are lucky to be alive after a rollover crash. Now, they're thanking a Troy University football player who saw it all and went above and beyond to lend a helping hand.
8. An Albany Police officer was caught on camera singing to cheer a woman up, and people on social media cannot get enough.
9. A baby boy born weighing less than one pound is now home with his parents more than 300 days after entering the world.
10. A 12-year-old LaGrange boy is chopping, slicing and dicing his way to a national cooking TV show. ?
11. A Chicago Cubs fan kept his promise to his late father when they won the World Series.
12. And of course, the Chicago Cubs finally broke the curse and won the World Series on Wednesday night! (Apologies to our viewers who were pulling for the Cleveland Indians.)
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.