When a young boy lost his brand new Slinky Dog toy during his family vacation at Disney World, his parents assumed that the chances of him getting the toy back were almost zero. However, against all odds, Wes Ramsaran and his Slinky Dog have been reunited thanks to some hard work from his mom and a little bit of good old-fashioned Disney magic.
The Ramsaran family was on vacation at Disney World when Wes’ parents agreed to get him a toy for being a good listener all day. Since they’d just left the Buzz Lightyear ride and Wes had already received Woody and Buzz for Christmas, he opted for a beloved Slinky Dog. The next day, Wes decided to bring Slinky to the Rapunzel Breakfast at the Disney Boardwalk. But just as the Ramsaran family was about to head out, Wes handed Slink off to his dad, who ended up leaving the toy on a bench.
Once the family realized the mistake, they were already an hour away from Disney World and Wes had a full-blown meltdown. His parents tried to see if they could order a new one online but the version Wes picked out was an in-store only Slinky. Kelly then made several calls in the hopes of someone finding Wes’ Slinky but at that point, all hope seemed lost. However, to keep her son from fully losing it, Kelly said that like in the Toy Story movies when Woody and Buzz find their way back to Andy, Slinky would find his way back to Wes.
And, to her surprise, Kelly’s prediction turned out to be right. She received a call from a Boardwalk employee letting her know that they had found Wes’ Slinky and would be shipping it to them free of charge. Once they got Slinky back, the family was shocked to find that along with Slinky, Disney had sent them a new Woody doll and a bucket of toy soldiers, along with some pictures of Slinky and his new friends having fun around the park.
Just got back from a week at Disney. Friday night (our last day in the parks) we went on my son’s favorite ride: Buzz…
Kelly posted this unbelievable story on Facebook and it quickly went viral, as people were touched to see a Wes get the happy ending he deserves. In just a week, the post has been liked almost 100,000 times and has been shared by more than 92,000 people.