A child losing a toy is not that unusual, but in this case the doll was Woody from Toy Story and the boot of Woody happens to have the name of the child who owns the toy.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, the Toy Story movies were created using RenderMan 3D and now Pixar has released the software for free to the public. Unfortunately, a Toy Story 4 is unlikely to happen despite the rumors, although anyone who has seen the final movie in the trilogy probably knows that the series met with a fitting ending.
When Bev McNeill saw the abandoned Woody toy on the side of the road of the M4 highway in England she decided that she wanted a good ending for this toy, as well. She apparently noticed the Woody doll covered in mud earlier but when it was still there seven weeks later she decided to stop to retrieve it:
“I think some little boy was playing with him near the window and he got dropped out. I’m a big fan of Toy Story and of Woody in particular and it was so sad to see him lying there on the side of the road – just like in the movie. But the cars were starting to move again and I didn’t have time to get out, but I made a note of the lamppost number. Seven weeks later I was stuck in exactly the same spot and I thought of Woody again. I hopped out of the car, jumped over the barrier and found him. The guy in the car behind me was giving me a very strange look, but when I held up Woody to show him he just said ‘aww’.”
The similarties to the movie do not end there. In the film the human character Andy wrote his name on Woody’s boot to mark him as his own. In this case a boy named Liam marked his name in the same spot, so McNeill started a twitter campaign using the hash tag #GetWoodyHome in hopes of finding the lost toy’s owner:
“It would be wonderful to see little Woody and Liam reunited. I bet Liam is really missing him.”
Do you wish we could see Woody once more in a Toy Story 4?