They say there is nothing quite like a mother’s love, and this was obvious when a young boy was finally reunited with his mother after being kidnapped.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department in California shared the video, showing Noah running and leaping into his mother’s arms.
Amanda Ennis, Noah’s mother, took to Facebook to express her overwhelming emotions, saying: “Words cannot describe the feeling of him jumping into my arms and not wanting to let go. I swear we sat and cried on the floor holding each other for 10 minutes. Noah, mommy loves you more than you will ever know. It’s you and me, baby, forever and ever!”
This joyous moment marked the end of a cross-country search for the three-year-old, who lives in Gallatin, Tennessee. Noah had been the subject of an AMBER Alert after his father, Jacob Clare, failed to return him following a scheduled visitation in early November. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued the alert, suspecting that Noah might be with his 16-year-old cousin, Amber, as well as his father.
UPDATE: The Subaru Legacy mentioned in our ongoing #TNAMBERAlert for #NoahClare has been located in San Clemente, CA.— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) November 16, 2021
We have requested that states’s assistance with spreading word about the case. pic.twitter.com/IxAT8TREvi
UPDATE: We are continuing to chase any and all leads in the search for #NoahClare, who remains the subject of a #TNAMBERAlert.— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) November 17, 2021
We will work to post updates on our blog, as they develop and we’re able to share them. https://t.co/kr0r0j5eyN pic.twitter.com/tKnEKG3JIG
After reported sightings in Arizona and California, Noah and Amber Clare were discovered safe outside San Clemente, California. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office credited a woman named Julia Bonin, a resident, for giving the police the crucial information leading to Noah’s location. Bonin had spotted a boy resembling Noah at Doheny State Beach and promptly called authorities.
“We are so grateful for residents like Julia! Thank you for calling in and helping us reunite Noah with his family,” expressed the sheriff’s office. Julia’s instincts and quick action played a pivotal role in bringing Noah back to his mother.
Jacob Clare has been apprehended and is facing charges of aggravated kidnapping in connection with the incident.
Since the, the touching reunion video has gone viral online, with people across the globe expressing their relief that young Noah was found and returned safely to his mother.
Tonight, OC Sheriff investigators were happy to reunite Noah with his family. Thank you to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for leading an effort that involved multiple agencies across several states to find Noah, who was reported kidnapped out of Tennessee. And a very special thank you to Julia Bonin, who this morning trusted her instincts and reported a sighting of 3-year-old Noah at Doheny State Beach. Many, many people played a role in making this moment happen and we were privileged to be a part of it.Posted by Orange County Sheriff’s Department, CA on Thursday, November 18, 2021
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