What really happened?
Following the myth itself, the circumstances of the princess's toy returning were, and are, a mystery. No one was ever identified as the finder of the item, despite it reappearing in the open, in a hard-to-miss location. There simply was no way it could have been missed, and yet there it was found.
In the present day, some parents who find their children's lost toys often enjoy using this myth to make their children feel better for not being able to find their toys on their own. The children are left happy, with their toys again, glad that it "wasn't their fault" for misplacing them in the first place.