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Baby Yoda officially has some competition for the cutest meme of 2019. After the recent releases of The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian, the internet is swimming in Star Wars memes, and the latest addition is Babu Frik memes.
“Keep your Baby Yoda…ALL HAIL BABU FRIK” tweeted user @TheDarkJudge. Babu Frik is a droidsmith in The Rise of Skywalker and helps Poe, Finn, Rey, and Chewbacca. Though he speaks no English, audiences fell in love with his small stature and adorable mannerisms.
goodnight babu frik. i love you babu frik pic.twitter.com/7cAKpwxWEN— francis (@fpsnake) December 20, 2019
Audiences are already obsessed with Babu Frik’s catchphrase “hey heyyy” and hands that are too big for his body.
Babu Frik is my new fave... pic.twitter.com/PFVzMh5OTN— Meggie Christmas (@mandersonmsp84) December 21, 2019
Twitter user @karenvh13 aptly tweeted, “this is baby yoda’s and babu frik’s world and we’re just living in it bye.”
hi I’m logging onto this hell site to talk about our lord and savior babu frik pic.twitter.com/wKZZpLGSpP— cass (@CassideeMoser) December 20, 2019
Though he only had a few short scenes in The Rise of Skywalker, audiences’ obsession with Babu Frik may convince Disney to give us more Babu Frik content in the future. Some are even hoping for a Babu Frik/Baby Yoda crossover. Twitter user @deevotheman tweeted “a spin-off buddy cop show with Babu Frik & Baby Yoda. Do it you cowards.”
A spin-off buddy cop show with Babu Frik & Baby Yoda. Do it you cowards. pic.twitter.com/9cNnYXosEM— deevs (@deevotheman) December 20, 2019
Baby Yoda took the internet by storm earlier this year when The Mandalorian first premiered. Pictures of Baby Yoda were everywhere and even those with the most basic knowledge of Star Wars were enjoying Baby Yoda memes. It looks like Babu Frik is the next Baby Yoda, so prepare to learn about Babu’s life in a galaxy far, far away next.
Esther Bell is a writer for the Daily Dot. She recently graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, and her work has appeared in Bustle and Teen Vogue.