Family friend of Cleo Smith, Leticia Andreoli, says the environment today is “complete opposite” to the distressed mood from four-year-old Cleo Smith’s disappearance.
“Going out today and seeing the complete opposite, there’s balloons strung up around town, there’s signs saying, ‘welcome home Cleo’,” Ms Andreoli told Sky News Australia.
“It’s absolutely an amazing feeling, it’s so good that she’s home and thank you so much to the WA police, you’ve done such an amazing job at finding little Cleo, we’re so happy.
“It’s just absolutely amazing, I mean, obviously, as time was getting on and everyone was kind of losing hope.
“This morning, my husband came in, woke me up at five in the morning, normally I get a bit cranky but when he told me Cleo had been found and that she was safe, I don’t think I’d ever gotten out bed so quickly at five o’clock in the morning before.”