A three-year-old boy froze to death after wandering out of his house in sub-zero temperatures on the night of his birthday.

Little Landyn Melton was found dead on the front porch of his home in Burke County in Northern Carolina in the USA. His lifeless corpse was spotted early the next morning by a passing driver who called emergency services. A funeral for the tragic toddler was held at 1pm at Burkemont Baptist Church Cemetery yesterday.

Local wsoctv.com reports that his obituary described him as a loving, happy little boy who lit up the room when he walked in. It added that the toddler, who had turned three the day before, enjoyed playing, especially mowing with his toy mower. The investigation into Landyn’s death is continuing.