At around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Remy's mother, Timber Merritt, was horrified to discover that her daughter had wandered away from home. After her initial search failed to turn up any sign of the girl, Merritt then called for help. Soon, local authorities, along with around 100 volunteers, were out scouring the area for Remy.
It wasn't until the next morning, 12 hours later, that Remy was found safe, curled up in the middle of a cornfield.
There, nestled next to the girl, was her family's dog, a Yorkshire terrier named Fat Heath. All through the long, dark night, he'd kept Remy safe.