|The subject of this article pertains to the canon of the Forrest Gump film but not the novel.|
Later, as he gives the book to his son, the feather falls out and floats away; as such, it serves as a bookend for the movie.
"I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happening at the same time."--Forrest over Jenny's grave