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Frantic Hunt For Missing Boy Ends When He’s Found With A Dog Standing Guard Over Him

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. She loves viral videos, her poodle mix Cali, and doing the robot.

The search was on when six-year-old Kaydon Leach disappeared from his home in Blount County, Tennessee. He had last been seen wearing a black T-shirt, gray sweatpants and slip-on shoes. Also missing was one of Kaydon’s family dogs, a small black and white terrier.

A large-scale search operation begun at 7 o’clock in the evening which included nearly 100 first responders in 2,000-acre remote area of mountainous terrain. Blount County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Marian O’Briant spoke to WVLT: “We’ve had resources out all night, and we are being assisted by the military who searched the area at Top of the World by way of a Black Hawk helicopter with Flir technology. We’ve also had boots on the ground all night.”

Then, about 22 hours after Kayden’s disappearance, deputies spotted the little boy a half-mile away from his home. And the closer they got, the louder the sound of growling became.

Kayden wasn’t alone. In fact, he was accompanied by his guardian angel…

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