GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An ongoing war in Ukraine, a devastating hurricane in Florida and a year of divisive politics: Reports of difficult times often consume the headlines, but there are also stories of hope that shine through.

This week on The Seven, News 8 celebrates the 22 most inspirational stories of 2022:

No. 22: ‘Bob the Barber’ celebrates 60 years cutting hair: ‘I still love it’

No. 21: World War II veteran re-enlists for 100th birthday wish

No. 20: Kentwood venue steps up after Ian scrubs Florida wedding

No. 19: East Kentwood marching band honors teacher who died of cancer

No. 18: Survivors reflect on battles during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

No. 17: How West Michigan doctors are helping shape a diverse future in medicine

No. 16 (West Michigan films): Evart couple’s lottery loophole goes Hollywood and ‘Block Party’: Movie based, shot in GR premiers in theaters

No. 15: Cancer survivor defies odds and shares ‘full circle’ story

No. 14: Kenowa Hills tops donors as Frenzy Food Drive collects 16,461 pounds

No. 13 (support for Ukraine): Kalamazoo brewery supporting Ukraine with beer event and West Michigan company sends gear, med kits to Ukrainian soldiers

No. 12: ‘It means hope’: Inmates graduate from Calvin Prison Initiative

No. 11: Family finds the fun in helmet therapy

No. 10: Doctor uses personal loss to train others in grief

No. 9 (military surprises): 95-year-old WWII vet honored with high school diploma and Surprise military homecoming at Grand Haven school

No. 8: Water is ‘ultimate equalizer’ at adaptive sailing clinic

No. 7: Motorcycle ride becomes more than just fundraiser for destroyed church

No. 6: Writer and fighter: Emily Waldon works through cancer treatments

No. 5: Refugee finds home-away-from-home at East Kentwood HS

No. 4: ‘I’m a match’: East Grand Rapids woman meets her kidney donor

No. 3: ‘Divine echo’: Folds of Honor set to hit $200 million in scholarships

No. 2: Miracle marathoner: Boy battles back to run 4 months after serious crash

No. 1: West Michigan high school welcomes 4 Ukrainian students