I don’t know what the normal number of times to cry on a Thursday is, but I’m guessing the world’s average is between zero and one, which would mean I’m already over by more than one cry. First Katy Perry and Jodi DiPiazza did me in, now this: a little boy with Down syndrome who got lost in the woods in Alabama overnight Tuesday was found with a litter of puppies, which officials believed were keeping him warm.
10 year-old Kyle Camp’s parents thought he was watching TV Tuesday afternoon when Kyle wandered out of the house. Realizing he was gone at 4:30, the parents searched until 7pm, when Mr. and Mrs. Camp called the police. The police then launched a search mission which included 150 community volunteers. According to local news station, 48 News:
Marion County Sheriff’s Department, all surrounding fire departments, and Hackleburg Police assisted in the search.
A State Trooper helicopter was deployed overnight to search for Kyle, and went up again at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
The search encompassed a mile and a half perimeter. Volunteers searched until 5 a.m. and then continued at 7 a.m.
Finally, at 9:30 am on Wednesday a volunteer named Jamie Swinnie, who was following the Camp family’s dog along a nearby creek, heard puppies barking and called out for the dogs and the little boy. Camp called back, and the dog led Swinnie to the group of them: the lost puppies and Camp, who was “in the creek about a half a mile over the ridge.”
Officials believe the dog was searching for her own lost puppies when she led Swinnie to the kid. “Officials said the boy was wet and had no shoes. They think the puppies kept him warm overnight,” said 48 News.
You’re killing me, Thursday!
(The puppies in the image are not the savior puppies. They’re from OnPuppies)