Thousands Sign Petition To Turn Baby Yoda Into An Emoji
Petitions can sometimes be hijacked for quite frivolous purposes - to bring back an old television show or retro chocolate bar, for example. But every now and again, they are used to highlight important issues and help bring about political change.
And today is one of those days, as people are now demanding that Baby Yoda be turned into an emoji.
In case you don't know who or what he is, Baby Yoda is the star of Disney+ series The Mandalorian - a spin-off from the Star Wars franchise.
And people love him. So much so, that one fans set up the petition page to get 5,000 signatures so that the little guy can be part of their real lives.
The Change.org petition, which already has more than 3,000 names added to it in its first couple of days, says: "I think Baby Yoda should be an emoji. He stole our hearts and now I want him to steal our keyboard space. Your friend shares a pic of her new born baby?
"Respond with a cute little Baby Yoda emoji to show that you think her little rascal is cute beyond words.
"You're sick and your mom texts you 'do you want some soup?' Respond back with a cute little Baby Yoda to show her that your thirst for soup is insatiable.
"Join me into this movement and let your voices be heard. WE WANT BABY YODA EMOJI!!! Follow me @travbryanmusic on Instagram for updates on petition and my Mandalorian theme song This Is The Way."
Commenting on the petition, fans of the Yoda and the series have been sharing their love.
One supporter said: "Baby Yoda brings happiness to everyone no matter who they are."
A second excited signee wrote: "Just think of how many times we would use this, I mean Baby Yoda would fit in any conversation."
"Baby Yoda is the most adorable thing I've ever seen and I want this in my life," put a third.
While another added: "I'm signing because this the best idea. Of all ideas in history, this is number one."
Baby Yodz made his debut last month when Disney+ launched in the USA, Netherlands and Canada.
The series is set in the Star Wars universe, five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and follows the adventures of Mandalorian bounty hunter Dyn Jarren.
So far, the it has been a hit, with fans and critics claiming it may very well have saved the Star Wars brand.
To clarify, the character isn't actually called Baby Yoda, nor is it the Yoda we all know in baby form, as the series is set after his death. But it's cute, right?
The character is in fact just a younger version of the same species, though we don't know the name of Yoda's species for some reason. Indeed, he isn't even a baby, he's 50-years-old - but this is young relatively speaking, when you consider Yoda died at the ripe old age of 900.
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