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MIAMI (CBSMiami) —  A 4-year-old who went missing earlier this month but was returned to her family  may be having the best Christmas ever this year.

“Everyone is spoil us.  Everyone, everyone thank you.  I’m very happy,” her father Joseph Jacques-Louis said.

Her dad is overjoyed by the outpouring of the community.  Last week it was gifts.  Monday it was a surveillance camera system.

Roderick Paine with Unique Surveillance said “It really touched home.  No parent should have to go through that.  That’s a big deal.”

A little more than a week ago Joseph Jacques-Louis’ daughter disappeared from the front yard.  After an exhaustive all out search the little girl re-appeared three days later.

“God give me good Christmas. My baby come here so that’s Christmas for me,” Joseph said with a smile.

It’s unclear where she was or who she was with.  Police issued two sketches of the men believe to have abducted her

Roderick Paine installs camera surveillance systems.  After watching the story he stepped up, offering to try to help.

“Me and my wife had a baby.  We knew that this could happen to anybody.  So we seen this and they were saying the family was still in terror.  So what we wanted to do was bring them down and ease their pain a little bit.  I know we can’t take back what happened but we can install some cameras to help them as a deterrent,” Paine said.

The cameras will allow the family to record and monitor their home.

Joseph, overwhelmed by the generosity, says he still won’t let his daughter outside without supervision.  The cameras are HD and can see 100 feet into the street.

“Somebody coming through the fence, we can easily see it from here.  Whether it’s day or night.” an employee explained.

Maybe with time, the cameras will help bring some normalcy to this home.

Paine explained “A criminal is never going to come up to someone and say ‘hey because you had surveillance cameras we didn’t commit a crime’.  But it’s a deterrent. And a lot of times it stops crime.”  And hopefully that offers peace of mind this holiday season.

“Everyone thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you so much,” Jacques-Louis said.

Police are trying to find those two suspects.  If you have any information you can call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-tips.

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