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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.

The porg was instantly relatable.

Naturally, the porg turned into a meme.

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.

Only two months left until we get to see porgs leading the Resistance.

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.

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