A mother's emotional reunion with her missing four-year-old son has been caught on camera.
Riley Martin, who has Down syndrome, disappeared from his home in Nambucca Heads at midday yesterday, along with the family's three dogs.
His mother Bianca Graham was in the middle of an impassioned plea for his safe return on the TODAY show this morning when the boy was found.
A couple discovered Riley lying under a tree with one of the dogs and family friends interrupted tearful Bianca's live TV interview to tell her the happy news.
Their reunion was then captured on camera and was quickly shared thousands of times on social networks.
Bianca says she believes the family dogs, a kelpie and two fox terriers, helped keep Riley safe.
"I tell you those dogs kept him alive, they looked after him, those dogs," she said.
Riley was taken to hospital for a check-up, but appeared to only to have suffered a few minor scratches after the incident.