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My Favorite Scene: Toy Story 3 (2010) “Saying Goodbye”

Toy Story 3 ends cinema’s most flawless trilogy with a scene that caused a literal worldwide outbreak of man tears.  I’ve quoted this article before, but if you don’t believe me, The Telegraph did a piece on how the ending for Toy Story 3 was causing hordes of men around the globe to walk bleary-eyed into theater columns mourning the loss of the childhood friends.  Why though?  What is it about this simple scene of Andy giving Woody, Buzz, and the gang to a little girl roughly the age he was in Toy Story that punches us so hard?  It’s loss.  It’s grief.  It’s a shared remembrance of these objects (who we knew could talk long before the first film), and how they’re totems of a sort for our childhood. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Toy Story 3 (2010) “Saying Goodbye”