At around 8.30pm on May 3, 2007, Kate and Gerry McCann left their three sleeping children in their holiday apartment in the quiet Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz and headed out for dinner.
They thought that Madeleine, three, and 18 month old twins, Sean and Amelie, would be safe just 83 metres from where they were dining at a tapas restaurant with the group of friends they were holidaying with.
Throughout the evening, the adults took it in turns to check on the kids.
At 10pm, it was Kate McCann’s turn.
When she arrived at apartment 5A, she knew immediately something was wrong.
Madeleine was gone.
What happened next is well documented. The story of the blonde toddler’s disappearance became a global news story.
Now, nearly 14 years on from the toddler's disappearance, Kate and Gerry McCann have not given up hope that their daughter will be found.
Writing on the Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, the McCanns farewelled 2020 saying it was a year they "don’t want to remember but will find it hard to forget". It comes as the couple have now endured their 14th Christmas without their daughter.