3-Year-Old Who Went Missing For 2 Days Says Bear Looked After Him

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Our world is full of miracles – things that us nor anyone else can explain, and yet they exist. Often these miracles can pertain to the natural world and to the animal life that exists upon our small, yet beautiful planet. For example, we have all heard the story of the man raised by wolves, but over the decades since we have heard of humans being saved by whales, being rescued by household cats and even being raised by ostriches. All interesting and mind-blowing interactions that have left some zoologists stumped at how a human can form such a bond with a wild animal. Well recently the same magical occurrence took place when a 3-year-old boy went missing in a forest and was inadvertently looked after by a bear.

Only last week, Casey Hathaway, went missing in the woods of North Carolina.

The 3-year-old disappeared into the feral landscape without a trace.

Of course his family began their search immediately.

The family also enlisted the help of the local police to find their missing loved one.

Even with the help of the police, Casey was not discovered until two days later.

Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes, spoke out about the incident.

When talking about the search, Sheriff Hughes stated that they found Casey about 40-50 yards into the forest.

Hughes even stated that it was reports of hearing a child crying that prompted them to search that specific area.

Although Casey had been subjected to the forest and its elements for two days, he was found in good condition.

He was found a little lethargic but warm, according to what the Sheriff had to say.

A 3-year-old on his own in the forest doesn’t exactly make him Bear Grylls.

According to Sheriff Hughes, Casey spoke about his time in the forest.

According to Casey, he was found and cared for by a bear living in the forest.

Yes, there are. Well, there’s once species living there.

And it remains to be the only species known to live in that particular region of North America.

According to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, black bears live on a diet of berries, nuts and small animals.

Black bears actually aren’t known to attack humans, with reports on such instances being decidedly lower than other species of bear.

It’s not my place to question the word of a 3-year-old, except it totally is. But even if it was real or not, the news has sent people bear crazy.

Upon hearing that Casey was found safe and sound, many followers of his story have started sending him and his family teddy bears.

What a wonderful gesture.

This is obviously another miracle in our world. And some have seen it that way.

Breanna Hathaway, Casey’s aunt, wrote about her response to the bear story on her Facebook page.

According to This is Insider News, Breanna Hathway wrote the following statement on the social media platform: “He said he hung out with a bear for two days. God sent him a friend to keep him safe. God is good God. Miracles do happen.”    

I cannot confirm this instance as a God-given miracle. But it surely is an amazing and mind-altering story.

Casey was alone and scared after all. And I’m sure many of us would like to make friends with a bear. The yellow, animated kind.

That little Casey Hathaway is a true survivor.

As his family stated only the other day, “Casey is in hospital, eating Cheetos, nuggets, and watching ‘PAW Patrol.’”

For being such a brave little boy.

And that he may not have been entirely alone out there in the wild.

Just to see if he actually exists.