Literally seconds after I wrote and published this post, I received a text from your buddie's mom, that read, "George was at our house after all."
YIPPEE SKIPPPPPPY!!!! You brought him to your friend's house for a sleepover, and you left him in his room. You have to say huge thanks to the Keller family for searching for him.
We are going to get him tomorrow, and all will be well in the Scottberg household.