Feel Good Friday: This week's uplifting stories for Dec. 16

(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. The Columbus Police Department partenered with Target to treat help kids in need buy Christmas presents for their families and themselves.

2. The community is rallying around the Muscogee County sheriff's deputy who was hit by a car and suffered a broken leg.

3. A Chick-fil-A employee who was injured in a car accident continues to work to feed the homeless for Christmas.

4. Spicer's Music Store in Auburn is celebrating being named Alabama's Small Business of the Year.

5. One East Alabama couple is reminding us all about the true meaning of Christmas by collecting bikes for children in need

6. A local organization hosted its second annual Christmas Dinner for the Columbus police officers, retired officers, families, and police department employees.

7. Several people, including a sheriff's deputy, worked together to save a Columbus man's life Tuesday night after an accident that left him trapped inside a car.

8. A military wife and mom in Colorado has come up with a unique way to include her deployed husband in this year's family Christmas photo.

9. The Fraternal Order of Police hosted their 48th annual Cops, Kids and Christmas program for local children.

10. The Columbus area Habitat for Humanity dedicated a house built for a local family just in time for the holiday season.

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.

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