NBC 6 Viewer Spots 3 Missing Davie Brothers, Mom Finds Out on Facebook

Three young brothers from Davie, Florida, who had not been seen by their family since Monday evening have been found safe, officials confirm.

Davie Police say that Jon Ray Brobus, 11, Kyle Michael Heggie, 14, and Zachary Van Brobus, 10, were located near the BB&T center in Sunrise just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Viewers quickly responded to a post on NBC 6 South Florida's Facebook page with reports that they'd spotted the boys. The post was shared more than 2,000 times and reached nearly 200,000 people.

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PLEASE SHARE! Police say three brothers from Davie are missing. The youngest is asthmatic and does not have his inhaler: http://on.nbc6.com/eCwMlGK

Posted by NBC 6 South Florida on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The brothers had last been spotted at their home in the 1200 block of Southwest 115th Way in Davie around 5 p.m. Monday.

Police were concerned because the youngest brother, Zachary, is asthmatic and did not have his inhaler.

The boys were reunited with their family, and mom Jessica Hedrick said she was frustrated but relieved.

"Everybody is looking for you guys, everybody," she told her sons. "Family, friends, Facebook, the police, helicopters, news channels. Why?"

Hedrick thanked the NBC 6 viewer who helped her on Facebook.

"Whoever posted on NBC 6 that she saw them at the Sam's Club, thank you very much, because without that, I would never have looked over here," she said.

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