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Toddler is reunited with missing Buzz Lightyear doll after writing his name on its foot – just like in Toy Story


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A toddler, who had scribed his name on the foot of a Buzz Lightyear doll, was later reunited with the toy after losing it on a plane.

How did strangers find the child the toy belonged to? By using the name on the doll’s foot, of course – just like in the plot from Toy Story itself.

Two-year-old Hagen Davis was inconsolable when he realised he’d left his Buzz toy on a cross-country flight to Dallas, Texas that he’d boarded with his family.

Thinking the toy was gone forever, he was overjoyed to later be reunited after airline staff looked at Buzz’s foot.

They were able to match it up using the airline seat bookings and post it back to the family, with the message: ‘To infinity and beyond.’

But before sending Buzz back to Hagen, staff at Southwest Airlines took pictures of him on the runway, in the cockpit, next to the plane engine and all over the airport to delight the little boy.

Hagen opens the parcel with his returned Buzz Lightyear toy (Picture: SWNS)

Hagen’s mum, Ashley Davis, said of ramp agent Jason Hamm who was behind Buzz’s adventure: ‘It was just really amazing to see somebody go out of their way.

‘He had to pay to ship the box and pay for the pictures. He was just a ramp agent. He wasn’t a big wig.

‘For somebody to take that time for a stranger, it was really, really awesome.’

The family took off from Sacramento, California for a funeral while Ashley was pregnant, making the kind gesture of returning the toy even more heartwarming.

Ashley said: ‘He’d just turned two and plane rides with young kids can be stressful, so we bought his favourite toy.

‘It was a very long, stressful flight, in addition to COVID protocols and having the masks and all of that.

‘When we landed I just couldn’t wait to get off the plane as I was having a rough time with the pregnancy.

‘I thought I had grabbed everything. I thought I had all of our belongings, so we made our way over to the rental car area.

‘When we got there we had realised we didn’t have Buzz.

‘My son was in full-blown meltdown mode, after all the travelling he was devastated, but we had to go.’

After looking up the cost of the reclaim process – which was more than the cost of the toy itself – they decided to accept it was gone.

The letter Hagen received back with his toy (Picture: SWNS)

A week later they received an email from Jason who said he’d found the toy and wanted to send it back.

Speaking of Jason, Ashley said: ‘He went out and literally fought a storm to make sure he got it packed up and sent it. I was surprised we got it so fast.

‘The box was all decorated on the outside. It was kind of comical how it had gone through our postal service with “too infinity and beyond” written on it!’

Hagen, a huge Toy Story fan, has a bedroom full of character action figures and even matching pyjamas. He also watches all four movies over again each week.

When he saw his beloved Buzz, he was over the moon.

‘He was so happy. We opened it up later in the afternoon and he played with him and went to bed, but the first thing in the morning was like “Where’s Buzz?!”

‘He grabbed Buzz and cuddled him right next to him on his little pull-out bed and watched his morning cartoons with his BFF next to him,’ Ashley said.

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