Eric is drawn to Madison because she reminds him of Sami.
Eric takes her to his grandparents home and lets her spend the night before his aunt Kimberly Brady (Patsy Pease) convinces her that living a life on the street isn't what she wants.
Since the character's onscreen birth in 1984, the role was portrayed by several child actors.
Rory Beauregard originated the role from October 19, 1984 to May 30, 1985.
Vaughan reprised the role in January 2017, following a discussion between him and executives at Days of Our Lives.