WHITEVILLE, TN - Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain were rushed to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis late Thursday, May 10, after their abductor, Adam Mayes, shot himself in the woods in Mississippi.
The girls were released into their father's custody from the hospital the next day. One day after their miraculous rescue the family just wants privacy. They even have a Sheriff's Deputy parked in front of their driveway making sure no one gets past.
After spending nearly two weeks on the run and days in the Mississippi woods, the flashing blue lights down the Bain's driveway are a comforting sight for the young girls. The sea of lights is the same sight that escorted them to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital after their rescue.
Two female FBI agents rode in the ambulance with the girls for 95 miles from Union County to Memphis. The FBI thought the women could help comfort Alexandria and Kyliyah after all they'd been through.
Images of the ambulance escort and the sheet held up to shield the girls from the media were overwhelming for 8-year-old Kyliyah's principal, Bobby Doyle.
Doyle says, "I was home eating dinner and the news broke and I couldn't believe it when I saw it, how excited my wife and I were, I called my staff and we began our celebration last night."
So did the family.
The girl's father, Gary Bain, rushed to the hospital where he was reunited with his daughters, a reunion that everyone in Hardeman County had been praying for.
Hardeman County Schools social worker, Emily Thompson, says, "I'm so happy, so thankful and I can tell with the staff and kids everyone is in a much better mood, like a weight has been lifted off them."