Now the Oregon firefighters have on their side a tiny but powerful Force against wildfires and the credit goes to a five-year-old boy who reportedly sent them his Baby Yoda doll.
Carver Tinning and his grandmother Sasha had bought the lifelike Star Wars toy for a firefighter donation drive in Scappoose, Ore, amidst the state’s devastating wildfire season. Added to this they also donated different canned goods, but Carver specifically chose to send the doll as a bit of emotional support for the fire crews.
Sasha Tinning attached a small note to the doll in which she thanked the firefighters on behalf of Carver. The note read that Carver is a friend who is always there for them in case they get lonely.
The doll instantly got the attention of all and became a hit at the donation drive. Tyler Eubanks, the donation organizer said that there wasn’t a single dry eye at the trailer when the boy dropped off the Baby Yoda with his note and he instantly got the note to the firemen, he added.
The adorable little Star Wars character became a viral sensation last fall with the debut of a show on Disney Plus, named The Mandalorian. The series follows a fierce bounty hunter who reportedly finds himself caring for a little tyke called as The Child. The glassy-eyed small creature is an infant from the same species known as Jedi Master Yoda, and since then Baby Yoda has become his nickname.
The Oregon firefighters welcomed their version of The Child by turning him into a mascot and made it a social media sensation. Further, they wrapped his head in an American flag bandana and carted him along to the various firefighting efforts, and have been taking photos with him, and also posting them online.
Reportedly there’s a Facebook group about the doll’s adventures that has amassed more than 24,000 followers since the doll first arrived in the scene in mid-September. There are various images in which the doll is seen accompanying the firefighters on their jobs while highlighting everything the crews do to stop the disastrous fires on the U.S. West Coast.
Moreover, the doll and the note get passed among the fire crews on the front lines.
Eubanks says that while the note stays with Baby Yoda, the firefighters will be reminded that there are people at home who appreciate their work.
Tinning said that what makes him the happiest is the fact that this small gesture is bringing happiness to people who are putting their lives on the line. Anybody who holds the Baby Yoda and looks in those big eyes shall know that eventually this all shall pass and be okay.