(NEWSER) – The 5-year-old Alabama boy freed in a raid that ended in kidnapper Jimmy Lee Dykes' death has been reunited with his mother after his weeklong ordeal in an underground bunker. Hours after the rescue, Ethan was "laughing, joking, playing, eating—the things that you would expect a normal 5- to 6-year-old young man to do," an FBI spokesman says. "He’s very brave. He’s very lucky." The successful rescue sparked celebrations in neighboring communities and celebratory church services are planned, the Dothan Eagle reports.