You’ve just wrapped up a fantastic vacation and you’re heading home when you realize you’ve forgotten something. And not just anything, but a special toy that one of your children was so excited to get while on vacation.
What do you do? Turn around? Pray your child doesn’t notice?
Kelly Ramsaran recently found herself in this very situation. Fortunately, after a few phone calls, an argument with her husband, and more than a few tears, her vacation was saved thanks to some Disney magic.
Kelly Ramsaran and her family spent a week at Disney.
During the Ramsaran’s last night in the park, their son, Wes, asked if he could get a prize for being a good listener all day long.
Ramsaran agreed and not surprisingly—the family are “Disney freaks” and love Star Wars and Toy Story—Wes picked out Slinky Dog from Toy Story.
“Mommy, Buzz and Woody are going to be so happy when they see Slinky dog when we get home!” Ramsaran recalled her son saying.
On their last night at the park, Wes picked out a toy.
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Wes was extremely excited about Slinky.
Slinky had his own bed made up that night at their hotel, and then the next day when the family went to a character breakfast, Slinky also attended.
It was like the toy was already a part of their family.
The toy went everywhere with them, until it didn’t…
Shortly before they left Walt Disney World, Ramsaran handed Slinky to her husband to hold.
Ramsaran wrote in a post she shared on Facebook that about an hour into their drive home from the Orlando area, she realized Slinky was missing.
Ramsaran realized her husband accidentally left Slinky behind.
“I kept thinking he’s not going to get over this,” she told WPTV.
Wes was recently diagnosed with ADHD and according to Ramsaran he tends to “fixate on things” and for the moment one of those things was Slinky.
In between moments filled with tears and a heated argument with her husband she called the places the family had been only a short time ago. She crossed her fingers and hoped for the best, but just in case went online to see how much it would cost to replace Slinky.
Unfortunately, the Slinky Wes got at Magic Kingdom was only sold at the park.
Several calls were made to try and locate Slinky.
“I told my son that just like when Buzz and woody got lost from Andy, they found their way home and slinky was going to find his way home to us,” she wrote.
When the family got home, they received a call from a Disney cast member. Slinky had been found!
Ramsaran asked how much she owed to have Slinky shipped to Wes, but the cast member told her she didn’t owe anything.
A Disney cast member had found Slinky and made an effort to reunite him with Wes.
In just a few days Slinky arrived at the Ramsaran’s front door—and he didn’t come alone. Slinky came with a few friends, a note, and some photos from the adventures he had during his time away from Wes.
“He was like. Mommmmmy! Come and see! Slinky is here!” Ramsaran recalled Wes saying.
“It makes me so happy, just to see that everybody is just sharing this amazing moment,” she told WPTV.