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Lost Boy Survives By Cuddling With Puppies

Puppies keep boy warm

Last Wednesday, a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome was found alive in the woods after he went missing from his home the previous day. But here’s the part that the internet will love — he survived by huddling with a pack of puppies for warmth. Sadly, no cats or corgis were involved as far as we know.

After Kyle Camp disappeared from his Hackleburg, Alabama, home on Tuesday, approximately 150 volunteers began combing the area while State Troopers searched from a helicopter. Eventually, one of the volunteers found the boy after following the sound of the family’s barking dog and her four puppies.

“I heard the dogs barking again and followed him down there and started hollering for the puppies and I hollered for him and he hollered back,” said rescuer Jaime Swinney. “He was in the creek about a half a mile over the ridge.”

Although Camp’s clothing was wet and he suffered minor scrape and bruises, officials think he avoided more significant injuries by cuddling with the dogs overnight for warmth.

Adds new meaning to the phrase “warm and fuzzy,” doesn’t it?

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