Who Is Baby Yoda And Why Is Everyone So Obsessed With Him?

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Who Is Baby Yoda And Why Is Everyone So Obsessed With Him?
If you're a fan of 'Star Wars' - actually, even if you're not a fan - you would probably know Jedi Grand Master Yoda.

He's one of the more popular characters in the 'Star Wars' universe because, well, he's just super cool with his green lightsaber and all.

But now, his popularity has been usurped by a new character.

Ladies and gentleman, meet Baby Yoda!

Who exactly is Baby Yoda?

Meet the internet's new darling.
Ever since the new streaming platform Disney+ launched in November, 'The Mandalorian' has been dominating the internet

'The Mandalorian' is a new show set in the 'Star Wars' universe, taking place five years after the events of 1983's 'Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi'.

At the end of the first episode, when Mandalorian bounty hunter Dyn Jarren is sent to find and kill a mark, he finds a cute, fuzzy green creature instead.

Thus, Baby Yoda was born. 

Wait, is he actually Yoda?

Baby Yoda is a handful.
No, he's not. Baby Yoda comes from the same species as Jedi Grand Master Yoda, but he isn’t an infant Yoda.

'The Mandalorian' takes place years after the original 'Star Wars' movies, and considering that Jedi Grand Master Yoda died at the end of 'Return of the Jedi' at the grand ripe age of 900, Baby Yoda is not in any way related to the Jedi Master.

In fact, Baby Yoda isn't even his real name in 'The Mandalorian', as he is only known as 'The Child'.

Also, he might look little and cute, but Baby Yoda is actually not a baby - he is actually 50 years old

That's like the youngest 50-year-old we've ever seen, to be honest.

The internet's new darling

Of course, it didn't take long for social media users to fall head over heels in love with Baby Yoda.

Countless videos clips, screen captures and even memes of Baby Yoda doing cute Baby Yoda things like fiddling with spaceship control switches and sipping a beverage from a cup have gone massively viral online.
  In fact, according to this article, news stories with mentions of Baby Yoda had amassed more than 2.28 million interactions on social media sites Facebook and Twitter in the first two weeks of the show alone.

A Baby Yoda parody account on Twitter, @BabyYodaBaby, has amassed more than 157,000 followers!
  Week after week, there would be thousands and thousands of Tweet from Netizens, proclaiming their love for the adorable little thing:
  It's safe to say that Baby Yoda will not be leaving the internet any time soon.

The sales is strong with this one!

With Baby Yoda becoming a huge internet phenomenon, you would think that there's no way Disney won't be milking all the money from our bank account.

Well, you thought right.

Official Baby Yoda merch are now on sale, ranging from T-shirts to collectibles to plushies.

Wear Baby Yoda loud and proud.
Popular collectible brand Funko also unveiled their line of Baby Yoda dolls, which are available for pre-order now:

Buy this, you will.
Toy manufacturer Mattel has also announced an 11-inch plush toy, so you can cuddle your very own Baby Yoda to sleep:

In fact, Disney said in a statement that more products from Lego and Hasbro are expected to go on sale in 2020, so say bye-bye to your hard-earned money, guys.

Stay cute Baby Yoda! The internet is a better place because of you.

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