Porgs rule the internet.
If you’re human, you probably watched the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it dropped on Monday night. The 2.:30-long trailer reunited us with all the main characters from The Force Awakens and included a glimpse into Luke and Rey’s Jedi training sessions. But it’s a new character, who appears in the trailer for only a few seconds, that is quickly becoming a fan favorite on the internet.
Yes, we’re talking about the porg. What is a porg? It’s a creature that kind of looks like a penguin with very large eyes. Porgs reside on Ahch-To, the planet where Rey travels to find Luke at the end of The Force Awakens. In the middle of the trailer, there’s a scene of Chewbacca and the porg, in the Millennium Falcon. The porg emits a strange yell. And the internet collectively fell in love.
I have watched this little Porg squawk about 70 times now. IT IS HEALING ME. pic.twitter.com/Kl1HF5ykr6
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) October 10, 2017
Me when Leia showed up in the trailer, but then the Porg yelled. pic.twitter.com/hcTFpVyj0Y
— sugarplumlady katie (@suwanneeladykt) October 10, 2017
— Ash (@smile_kid_amc) October 10, 2017
#TheLastJedi trailer opens with the line 'Meesa feel a disturbance in the Porgs' and then a Porg screams to camera for 2 ENTIRE minutes.
— Ash vs. Evil Crossan (@AshCrossan) October 9, 2017
— Brandon Fitzgerald (@BrandonFitzy) October 10, 2017
What did I learn from the new #TheLastJedi trailer?
Porg is the new Han Solo. You can't tell me otherwise.
— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) October 10, 2017
The porg was instantly relatable.
Me too, Porg. Me too. pic.twitter.com/rYPxOz1nXe
— Stephen Colletti (@StephenColletti) October 10, 2017
oh hey, seems there is a physical manifestation of my soul during a panic attack; it is called a "porg" pic.twitter.com/3ik9A8d5im
— emery lord (@emerylord) October 10, 2017
Me: time to settle in and have some nice, restful sleep
— Kathie Pham (@kathiepham) October 10, 2017
Naturally, the porg turned into a meme.
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) October 10, 2017
— Gene Park (@GenePark) October 10, 2017
i am ready pic.twitter.com/NzPdmOlSpt
— darth:™ (@darth) October 10, 2017
Leia's outfit is actually made specifically for porg snuggling. pic.twitter.com/HuWyjhSdQk
— heath (@heathdwilliams) October 10, 2017
The yelling porg also became a popular thread on the Photoshop Battle subreddit.
What if a porg jumped out of William Hurt’s chest in the first Alien movie?
What if the sea lion that Shaq posed with was actually a porg?
What if Kylo Ren had to defeat the porgs in a game of whack-a-mole?
If director Rian Johnson kills any porgs in this film, he’ll face the wrath of the internet.
If even one Porg dies, I will fucking burn the Star Wars franchise to the ground pic.twitter.com/0l7a2BtFsG
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) October 10, 2017
Only two months left until we get to see porgs leading the Resistance.