Being a mother is no easy task, comes with absolutely no instructions… one of the worst nightmares for a mother is a lost child. A witness to this is the mother of Casey Hathaway, a three-year-old boy who got lost in the woods in North Carolina.

Casey claims he made friends with a bear while he was lost in the woods for two days. Pic: Craven County Sheriff’s Office
The little boy was found safe and sound after heĀ went missing for two days. To everyone’s surprise, the boy told his family he “hung out with a bear” in the woods. “He said he hung out with a bear for two days. God sent him a friend to keep him a friend to keep him safe.”

The state of North Carolina is home to black bears that grow up to 6 feet tall when on their hind legs. They have an omnivorous diet which includes fruits, berries and small mammals.