I recently watched Toy Story 3 (i know, i know, it’s quite late) and once again was immersed in the wonderful world of toys.
As a kid, I’d always imagined that my toys were alive in some way, so I’d go out of my way to build them homes and cars out of cardboard and any other material i could use. Those days became my training ground for being an entrepreneur. I sold a lot of those cardboard houses and vehicles to my playmates at a nice profit (that’s another story for another day).
Back to TOy Story 3.
Andy had grown up and was on his way to college. I felt the same way about leaving my toys behind. They were a big part of my life so I empathized with Andy.
The adventure started when they were placed in a garbage bag to be stored in the attic. Andy’s mom mistakenly threw them out in the street and was immediately picked up by the garbage truck. Like every other TOy Story movie, the characters had equal share of the spotlight and shone in their “performances”. Lots of funny moments. Buzz Lightyear’s spanish mode was hilarious and had me on my seat’s edge holding on for dear life to my aching ribs. Tears were streaming down my eyes from laughing so hard.
But the thing that really moved me was when they were in the incinerator and there was nowhere else for them to go. There were no words needed. They just looked at each other and reached for one another and held on. When they closed their eyes in utter surrender, I imagined all the lost toys I had and wondered if they went through the same thing. It broke my heart.
I don’t wanna spoil anything for those who didn’t watch it yet.
The ultimate heartbreaker was when Andy decided to give them away to the little girl who found Woody. Those minutes watching as he described each one and played with them along with the little girl was really heart wrenching.
If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you go watch it. Better yet watch all 3. and Best of all, bring the kids along!
Life moves along so fast, you’ll wish you were a kid forever, and as your kids grow, you’ll wish they were too. We all have to grow up in one way or the other, we just have to make sure we put importance to what we;ve gone through in life and treasure all those moments we’ve had.
Guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes.