“What a miracle:” Politicians, people from near and far share joy over Jayme Closs’ return
From Wisconsin natives, to politicians and another kidnapping survivor, the message is the same, thankfulness that Closs is alive.
Soon after the announcement was made on the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, thousands of people started commenting and sharing the news. People from near and far praised Closs' perseverance and thanked law enforcement for their dedication to the case.
Senator Ron Johnson also weighed in on the news:
So thankful prayers have been answered and Jayme Closs has been found. -rj— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) January 11, 2019
Barron Mayor Ron Fladten shared his thoughts on Thursday night. "There was a lot of discouragement because this took quite a while to play out," Fladten said. "A lot of people have been praying daily, as I have. It's just a great result we got tonight. It's unbelievable. It's like taking a big black cloud in the sky and getting rid of it and the sun comes out again."
Former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker tweeted "Thank you to Jeanne Nutter and her dog Henry for finding Jayme Closs!!! What an amazing story."
Elizabeth Smart, who was abducted as a teenager from her Utah home in 2002, is also wishing Closs well.