It’s known that Yoda stayed in the swamps of Coruscant for over 800 years, so maybe it makes sense that Baby Yoda, formerly known as The Child, would be found in the swamps of ... Mississippi?
The New York Daily News reports that the Mississippi Department of Transportation is behind using the character from Star Wars: The Mandalorian to influence driving safety. The department tweeted out a meme of The Child that says, “Baby Yoda uses the Force but still needs a carseat.” They also displayed the quote on digital highway signs.
The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars series. While it’s only been out for five weeks, that hasn’t stopped everyone’s new favorite green child from being made into countless memes. And while the initial round of The Child merch left many fans feeling pretty disappointed, there are more options now, ranging from Funkos to sweatshirts. One fan already has even gotten tattoo—but Twitter was not very impressed.
The Child is still a bit of an enigma to viewers. So far, we know that baby Yoda is 50 years old, has Force-healing abilities, and not much else. But while we don’t know much about baby Yoda, it’s clear that he is here to stay, and his ability to use the Force goes far beyond the Disney + series.