An 18-day search came to an end when police broke into a locked home in Australia, where a missing 4-year-old girl who prompted the entire nation to worry about her whereabouts, was found alive and safe.

According to the Associated Press, body cam footage showed the moment when the little girl, Cleo Smith, was scooped up by Police Commissioner Chris Dawson and said "My name is Cleo."

“When she said, 'My name is Cleo,' I don't think there was a dry eye in the house," Deputy Police Commissioner Col Blanch told 6PR radio.

Smith was found only a short drive from her family home in Carnarvon, in a house owned by a 36-year-old man who is thought to have abducted her during a camping trip with her mother, stepfather, and sister. They went camping at Blowholes Campground, 47 miles north, on October 16.

The man, who "has no family connection," according to police, has been arrested and is being questioned. He was not there when police entered the home.

"Our family is whole again," her mother Ellie Smith, now reunited with her daughter, wrote Wednesday on Instagram, showing a picture of Smith smiling.

Dawson did not give specifics of the case but mentioned, “This has been an ordeal. I won’t go into any more details, other than to say we’re so thankful she’s alive,” and that the 4-year-old girl is doing “as well as you can expect.”

It was at first thought that Smith had wandered off on her own but further investigation led officials to believe that she was taken from her tent that she shared with her sister the second night of their camping trip, AP reported.

Investigators followed multiple signs of evidence that had eventually led them to the house where she was found.

“We were ... looking for a needle in a haystack and we found it,” Blanch told 6PR radio. “There were lots of things. There were car movements, there were phone movements, there were antecedents of people.”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, an Australian politician, reacted with joy and support to the finding of Smith while on his way back from attending the United Arab Emirates in Scotland.

“It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. The fact that that nightmare has come to an end and our worst fears were not realized is just a huge relief, a moment for great joy,” Morrison told reporters. “This particular case, obviously, has captured the hearts of Australians as we felt such terrible sorrow for the family,” he added.