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18/01/2020 09:56 GMT

A Photo Of Star Wars Creator George Lucas Cradling Baby Yoda Is Melting People’s Hearts

The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau's behind-the-scenes snap set Twitter alight in all kinds of beautiful ways.

George Lucas met Baby Yoda and sci-fi fans on social media pretty much exploded with joy.

The Star Wars creator held the adorable break-out star of spin-off series The Mandalorian in a blurry picture that the Disney Plus series’ showrunner Jon Favreau shared online shortly afterwards:

Jon Favreau didn’t caption the cute image, but frankly, he didn’t have to, and the photo immediately went viral.

And Twitter users were more than happy to chime in on the encounter between the originator of the space opera franchise and its newest adorable addition:

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