In a bit of timing that could only be deemed ironic, Tuesday evening saw Jaycee Dugard honored in Washington D.C. as part of a ceremony coming one day after three previously missing women were discovered in Cleveland, Ohio.
Herself abducted and rescued, Dugard was appearing at an event hosted by former "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh, and Piers Morgan shared the moment live as it happened:
"It's the annual Hope Awards of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Washington," explained the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "This could be very interesting."
Taking the stage to accept her award, the significance of the day was not lost on the woman who had remained missing for more than 18 years:
"I want to say what an amazing time to be talking about hope, with everything that's happening," she said, making a direct reference to the story coming out of Cleveland. "I feel like I have come full circle and we are all finally together celebrating the wonderful hope that you at NCMEC [National Center for Missing & Exploited Children] keep alive every day."
Back in studio, Morgan echoed the sentiment:
"Never has there been a more poignant day really for her to be doing that, given the discovery of three other young women who had been through exactly what she had been through."