Watch a little boy's favorite toy train go to space

(CBS News) While we've seen some videos that use a weather balloon to head off into space before, this one is a bit different.  Watch a young boy's favorite toy train make the long journey into the great unknown in the endearing video above (and keep watching for a surprise).

So did the story and super cute post-production effects have you go "awwwww!", too?  The adorable overload video was posted by YouTube user Ron Fugelseth who writes about it:

On Aug 24th 2012 we sent my son's favorite train "Stanley" to space in a weather balloon with a HD camera and an old cell phone for GPS. He was recovered 27 miles away in a corn field and we got some great footage of the trip. This video documents the journey from liftoff to landing.

My 4 year old and Stanley are inseparable like Calvin and Hobbes. He's been attached to him since he was two, and they play, sleep and do everything together. I animated Stanley's face with After Effects and Photoshop to bring him to life how I imagine my son sees him.

I'm just happy that "Stanley" came out okay in the end, I was really worried! Did anyone else think of the Toy Story series while watching? Feel free to leave some comment love below. And to check out more amazing work from Ron Fugelseth, you can visit his YouTube page by clicking here.

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