A 4-year-old girl who wandered away from home is safe thanks to a man who drove two hours to search for her.
Serenity Dawn Sanders disappeared from her Dekalb County, Ala., home last week. Eric Gillbreath, who lives a few hours away, got a call about it. Gillbreath said the girl’s mother is also the mother of his son.
“That’s my boy’s sister,” Gillbreath told WHNT.
He drove from his town to the area where the search was going on. He grabbed a flashlight and headed off on his own in the wooded area around Serenity’s home.
After hours of searching, he finally spotted her around 7:30 Friday morning. The family’s dog stayed loyally by her side.
“She was standing there behind a tree. I walked behind the tree, [and] she said, ‘Hey Eric,'” Gillbreath recalled.
Gillbreath followed the sound of police sirens to guide them out of the woods. Serenity was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution, but was unharmed aside from minor scratches.