Thousands of people helped police and SES  hunt for little Jocelyn Lewis after she ran away from her parents in the suburb of Nerang on Sunday afternoon.

Almost 24 hours later and with many fearing the worst, it was mums Bree Johnson and Kylie Maudsley who located Jocelyn hiding in scrub near an industrial estate close to where she’d gone missing.

Ms Johnson, the daughter-in-law of motorsports legend Dick Johnson, denied any claims that the pair were heroes.

“There were hundreds and hundreds of people out looking for her which was just amazing,” Ms Johnson told radio station 102.9 Hot Tomato.

“It just restores your faith in humanity. We were just the lucky ones to come across her.”

Jocelyn spent Monday night at home with her family, after being given the all-clear by medical staff.

Ms Johnson said the girl had been in remarkable shape despite her ordeal.

“She was just in amazing spirits, it’s incredible,” she said.

“She was shivering and said she was cold. She had all these scratches as well, just little cuts over her feet and her legs.

“Apart from that I was amazed by how good she looked.”

Dad Steve Lewis could not thank the community enough for their fantastic support and assistance.

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  • I’m so glad she was found safe.
    The whole community really pulled together to find her


  • So glad to hear she is home safe and great to hear so many people were involved in her search, wanting her to be home – rather than shaming the parents for something they did or didn’t do like so many other cases of recent.


  • So glad she was found safe and well


  • No, they’re not heroes for finding her. But everyone involved in the search showed a kind of heroism in making the time and effort to help.


  • What a relief that they found her!


  • Luckily that they found her. It was really a great effort from the all community!!


  • Glad this little girl was found. The mums who found her did what any decent person would do.


  • Glad that the little girl is safe and well. Lucky they spotted her though.


  • Glad the girl was found. !
    It’s beautiful that the community reached out for support and assistance in this time of need and sorrow.


  • I saw this on the news,glad to see she was found safe and well.


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