Five-year-old Carver holds up a Baby Yoda toy in Scappoose, Oregon. Carver donated the toy to Oregon firefighters, who have been having fun posing the tiny green Force user on the fire lines since.
A 5-year-old boy’s gift for wildfire first responders is touching hearts of fire crews all over the western U.S.When Sasha Tinning took her grandson, Carver, to shop for items to donate to firefighters, he knew jus twhat they needed: Baby Yoda.“Thank You Firefighters. Here is a friend for you in case you get lonely,” Carver wrote in a note.
“The smallest gift of kindness goes a long way,” said Mike Lewelling,fire management officer at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. "This has been a very long and stressful fire season and many firefighters are away from their families for weeks, and even months.”
Baby Yoda and Carver’s note “puts a smile on even the toughest of firefighters out there,” Lewelling said.
Baby Yoda has traveled through Oregon, Utah and Colorado,bringing joy to the front lines. Firefighters line up to get selfies with the doll. He’s become so famous, Eubanks set up a Facebook fan and travel page forBaby Yoda to track his journey.