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Star Wars has given us a gift to save Thanksgiving: More Baby Yoda

Jon Favreau comes bearing gifts. Baby Yoda gifts.


Nicknamed Baby Yoda -- this might be the cutest Star Wars character from The Mandalorian on Disney Plus.

Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

Thanksgiving has its pros and cons.

Pros: Food, the companionship of your people, Black Friday deals.

Cons: Cultural appropriation, potential for bust-ups with your family over any kind of hot button topic over the dinner table.

Thankfully, Star Wars and The Mandalorian are here to spare us all.

Jon Favreau's solution: Baby Yoda.

"If your Thanksgiving table gets too heated," said Favreau, creator of new Star Wars show The Mandalorian, "show everyone this video I took on the set of the Mandalorian."

What follows: Brief behind-the-scenes footage of Baby Yoda in his natural habitat, inside a basket, most likely seconds from being lifted up and gently cradled by Werner Herzog, who reportedly treated and spoke to this remarkably well-constructed puppet as if it were a real thing that was alive.

Look, no matter how bad things get with your folks, I think it's important that we remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving: Baby Yoda came to Earth to help alleviate us the pain and suffering of existence in this fallen world. Baby Yoda bless.