Girl's first day at school is marked with the sweetest 'Toy Story' photo

Girl's first day at school is marked with the sweetest 'Toy Story' photo

A landmark occasion in anyone's life is their first day at school, and since the widespread availability of cameras, it's usually marked with a picture.

My own is a testament to how far tech has come since the mid-90s. It's blurry, but a nonetheless adorable picture of me smiling, hair in bunches, while I struggle to get to grips with my oversized uniform.

A boy having his first day at school picture taken. Credit: Getty

One little girl, however, now has a more unusual first day at school picture than most after her mom decided to celebrate the landmark occasion with the help of her favorite Toy Story characters.

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"Hanna loves Toy Story so I wanted to try getting them in a picture for her first day of school and this picture just sort of evolved," Ashley, the girl's mom said, having shared the picture in blogger Jill Kraus's private Facebook group, Picture Play. She told POPSUGAR. "I'm not going to lie, it came out even better than I imagined!"

And here it is, little Hanna being waved off to school by Woody and the gang. Isn't it adorable?!

A little girl being waved off to school by the cast of Toy Story. Credit: Facebook / Ashley

This isn't the only piece of Toy Story news out today, either. Yesterday was National Slinky Day (August 29) and now the invention is getting its own historical marker. A little known fact is that the humble slinky was invented in the Philadelphia suburb of Delaware County.

Though invented by her husband, Richard James, the creation of the slinky is now attributed to his wife Betty. She named the toy and managed to salvage her husband's company after he abandoned her and her children, the Inquirer reports.

The original slinky dog toy. Credit: ALEX BRANDS INC.

And, amazingly, Betty gave Pixar her blessing to include the slinky dog (better known as Slinky) in Toy Story. Isn't that wonderful?

Anyway, back to the picture. Looking at it, you can just about hear Woody saying "So long, partner" under his breath.

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