Missing toddler found ALIVE after two days!

His parents must be beside themselves with relief.

A 3-year-old boy who vanished while playing in his grandmother's backyard in North Carolina has been found after two days, authorities have said.

Casey Hathaway had been playing with two other children ina backyard in Ernul on Tuesday but didn't come inside with the others, Fox News reported.

Rescue crews and volunteers scoured the area, which is heavily wooded, but could find no sign of the little boy for 48 hours.

Fears grew for the boy's health as the temperature dropped overnight.

Miraculously, rescuers say he is in good health and is being evaluated in hospital.

Positive, or authoritative, parents value mutual respect and being a good listener.

We're so thrilled this story has a happy ending when it could have ended in tragedy.