The Toy Story movies are, first and foremost, the toys’ stories, but in the background of their stories has always been Mrs. Davis. We don’t know much about her life other than that she’s a single mom struggling to raise two kids, but she’s always there. We watch her throw a birthday party for Andy, suffer through trips to Pizza Planet, take her kids camping, and perform the mundane, everyday tasks of parenting, like holding Molly or nagging Andy to clean his room. The last film in the series — Toy Story 3 — is set a dozen years after the first, but Mrs. Davis is still there dutifully performing the thankless tasks of raising her now-teenage children.
At the end of that film, we see the culmination of the series for the toys: getting a new lease on life when Andy sends them to live with a new child, Bonnie. But that moment was also a climactic one for Mrs. Davis: Andy, in kindly and graciously giving away his beloved toys before going off to college, demonstrated the result of her dedication. We may never know her private struggles, but that’s OK. What we do know is that, like so many real-life parents, she’s sacrificed herself, year in and year out, to make a good human.
Mrs. Davis lives in a world that is more like our own than the usual Disney film, so she never gets the chance to dramatically die saving her son like Mufasa, or to prove her mettle to her daughter after being turned into a bear by witch. All she gets to do is to put in the time, and she does it selflessly and with love.