Adorable Baby Yoda keeps first responders company amid California wildfires

  • 17 Oct - 23 Oct, 2020
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A young boy and his grandmother sent a Baby Yoda doll in a care package to firefighters taking on the blazes affecting the West Coast – and the miniature character has taken on a life of its own on social media. According to CNN, 5-year-old Carver and his grandmother, Sasha Tinning, wanted to thank the firefighters who have been risking their lives to battle a series of wildfires throughout Oregon. While picking up supplies for a donation drive with Tinning, Carver spotted something he knew would be perfect for the firefighters – a doll of the tiny creature aptly named Baby Yoda by fans after appearing in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, of the Star Wars franchise. ?These firefighters are putting their lives on the line,? Tinning told the outlet. ?To have a little bit of sunshine during such a dark time, I think that's really special for them. He [Baby Yoda] is also just cute as the dickens." Tinning and Carver sent the doll in a care package for the firefighters, which included a heartwarming note. “Thank you, firefighters. Here is a friend for you, in case you get lonely <3 Love, Carver," the letter read. Firefighters have since started their own Facebook page dedicated to the tiny character, where they post daily pictures of the toy with crew members. ?Baby Yoda has been on the news and travelling to fire camp to fire camp to bring the force and a much-needed smile to firefighters," reads a description on the page, which has nearly 25,000 followers.