A sigh of relief. A French mother reunited with her missing baby boy following the terrorist attack in Nice, France, on Thursday, July 14.
Several of the unidentified mom’s friends took to Facebook on Thursday evening to help bring home the adorable 8-month-old infant.
“In the rush of things with shots being fired some of our friends lost their baby boy,” the mom’s friend Rebecca Boulanger wrote on her account. “PLEASE AGREE WITH US THEY WILL FIND HIM : an enlarged family group are still out to find him amidst the uncertainty.”
Another friend, Tiara Banner, added, “We lost BB 8 months Nice friends if you’ve seen him if you were there if you have collected please contact me!!!!!!”
Both women’s posts quickly made rounds on Facebook. Banner’s post, specifically, was shared more than 22,000 times.
Later in the evening, Boulanger posted an update: “Just spoke with our friend Yohlaine Ramasitera: A lady brought the baby boy to safety, they are on their way to pick him up now! #NiceAttack will update once he is safely in his parents arms too!”
She later edited her post, adding, “Baby Boy is well!!! He is back with his family!! Thank you Lord!! with such a horrible night it is such a miracle that through all the sharing on Facebook he was found! Thank you to everyone who prayed & shared the posts & picture!!”
Boulanger, who is a pastor at Nice’s Christian Victory Center, later spoke with the Huffington Post about the “miracle.”
“Social media has been used for a lot of bad things,” she told the news outlet on Friday, July 15. “But I really believe that technology can be good and used to share hope and to encourage people during this very traumatic time.”
As Us Weekly previously reported, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, was identified by French authorities as the man who drove a 20-ton truck through a crowd of people watching fireworks at a Bastille Day celebration at the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday night, killing 84 people and injuring more than 200. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that one of their soldiers was the assailant.
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