Actor who played Bonnie in Toy Story 3 shares heartbreaking life story since the film's release
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The voice actor of Bonnie in Toy Story 3 has shared her moving story in celebration of turning 23.
Yep. The voice actor of little four-year-old Bonnie Anderson who's mom is the receptionist of Sunnyside Daycare is 23.
Feel old yet?
And voice actor Emily Ricks has taken to social media to open up about her life since voicing Woody and the gang's owner.
Prepare to feel like a little kid again, just in time for the run up to Christmas:
Ricks took to her TikTok platform - username @imemilyricks - to look back on her life so far since taking on the iconic and much-loved role at the age of 10.
"So much has changed in my life since filming this scene."
But what's been happening in the 13 years since Ricks got behind the microphone to record for the role?
Well, the actor reveals she lost her dad two years after the movie came out.
Ricks also had to have open aortic surgery that left her with 'a pretty crazy scar'.
"So much life happens between being a kid and becoming an adult," she reflects.
Ricks also shares the scene from the movie where Andy drives away, having just dropped off Woody, Buzz and the rest of his toys at Bonnie's house.
She resolves: "This scene always reminds me to keep my inner child alive. So I guess this is just a reminder to always cherish your childhood and never let that little kid inside of you die."
Cue everyone wiping tears from their face and immediately rushing to go and find their old stuffed animals and play board games with their family.
Indeed, people have been flooding to social media in support of Ricks and thanking her for her beautiful message as the countdown of Christmas begins.
One TikTok user said: "Thank you for giving me a positive in my childhood despite how depressing and the trauma In my childhood it was Toy Story that gave me an escape…."
"Bonnie was the best part of Toy Story 3. Thank you for bringing her to life. I hope your journey takes you through more magical moments. Be awesome," another added.
A third commented: "What an incredible thing to have been a part of! And a beautiful message. Thank you for sharing, and for being our Bonnie!"
And a fourth resolved: "Damn I didn’t know I needed this cry!"
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