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Mother of Emma "Zari" Linek speaks to 3News after daughter found safe

Eleanor Linek has two simple words for her community: thank you.

TWINSBURG, Ohio — Emma "Zari" Linek is headed home safe after she was lost for 6 days in Atlanta.

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"Our daughter is coming home after 6 days of being missing and we can't ask for anything more than that, so thank you from the bottom of our heart," Mother Eleanor Linek said.

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Zari cane expect the biggest hug ever from her Mom when she gets home, and Eleanor isn't sure she'll be able to let go, but she has two words for anyone whose been listening, thank you.

"All of our friends and family and community and people who sent prayers and shared on Facebook or Twitter or whatever, social media, because I truly believe because of all that is the reason she's coming home," Eleanor Linek said.

Saturday, holding a photo of her daughter, Eleanor was getting word out to anyone who would listen about her daughter who went missing at the Atlanta airport after missing a flight.

Zari has autism, and from reports the FBI was getting, had been confused in an unfamiliar airport in an unfamiliar city while trying to get to her therapeutic learning school.

"For her to be home with us where we can just continue to love her and support her and just, I can't even express, it's unbelievable," Eleanor Linek said.

Zari was last seen was later that night at a train station with a special pillow, rolling bag and with it, a special blanket from her birth mother that has since gone missing. 

The Lineks are slowly piecing together what happened over the past six days.

Mom says she's doing well, she'll be getting checked out when she gets home, but she had one very specific request when finally reunited in Atlanta with her Dad and brother.

"She hasn't said a whole lot but they went and got her favorite dinner, Chipotle, and she's joking a little bit and laughing but she hasn't said a whole lot about the whole process," Eleanor Linek said.

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