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'Baby Yoda' helps fight fires in Oregon

Posted at 1:08 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 13:08:32-04

What if your favorite TV character started saving lives in real life?

That's pretty much the case for a five-year-old in Oregon who's kind gesture is capturing hearts across social media.

Baby Yoda is famous for his role in the Star Wars Disney Plus TV series The Mandalorian.

But now Baby Yoda is famous for something entirely different.

Last weekend Sasha Tinning and her five-year-old grandson, Carver, were shopping for supplies to donate to firefighters when they stumbled across a Baby Yoda toy.

Sasha and Carver brought the Baby Yoda to a supply drive with a letter that read "Thank you firefighters. Here is a friend for you in case you get lonely. Love, Carver."

Supply drive organizer Tyler Eubanks said, "There wasn't a dry eye at the trailer when he dropped off Baby Yoda and his note and so then I knew I had to get that to the firemen."

And Eubanks did just that.

All week long the Baby Yoda has been going from wildfire to wildfire, lifting the spirits of crews on the front lines.

Eubanks even started a Facebook page to document Baby Yoda's travels and show him sharing a moment with firefighters.

"They're keeping the note with him so it's an emotional thing and they know someone is out there thinking about them," Eubanks said.

And that was the goal of little Carver and his grandma from the very start.

"What makes me the most happy is that it's bringing happiness to people putting their lives on the line," Tinning said.

Sasha says she can't help but think Baby Yoda has something to do with rain Oregon has gotten recently.