Just when you thought the anticipation building around Star Wars: The Last Jedi couldn't get any higher, Lucasfilm/Disney/The Powers That Be released a glorious final trailer that's basically two minutes and thirty-five seconds of fake-outs. But amongst all the crazy blips of action was the public's first look at geekdom's newest darling, the Porgs.
Knocking BB-8 off the pedestal for most adorable space thingy, Porgs have become a viral obsession for Star Wars fans since they were first unveiled in a behind-the-scenes video shown at D23 in 2017. They instantly became a fixture in fan art and memes. Starwars.com hosted a Q and A with Pablo Hidalgo after the Porgs' reveal, and the Lucasfilm Story Group member said that "the idea that there’s an entire animal kingdom living amid the drama and adventure of the Star Wars saga is a compelling one."
Or, in other words, every animal species in the Star Wars galaxy is adorable and should totally be real-life pets. They're some of the best characters in the series.
(Speaking of adorable, see what cast members on The Mandalorian thought when they first saw Baby Yoda.)