A scary few hours for the family of TikTok personality "Uncle Chris" -- famous for his Yeet Baby videos -- as his family reported him missing to cops.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Chris Rooney's family made a missing person's report for the social media star Thursday with cops in Virginia after they couldn't get in touch. It's unclear why his family felt they needed to escalate the incident to police ... but clearly, something happened to cause them concern.
From there ... the message of Rooney's alleged disappearance spread across various social media platforms, with his family and friends desperate to get in touch.
After several hours, our law enforcement sources tell us Chris made contact with the police to let them know of his whereabouts and to report he was safe.
No word on whether or not he's been reunited with his family or what happened in the days and hours leading up to his alleged disappearance.
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Chris, along with his niece and nephew, has become very popular on TikTok -- amassing more than 5 million followers -- mostly for videos of the tots trying to fill cups with large containers of various liquids.
We reached out to a rep for Chris ... so far, no word back.