So, when Tinning heard about a local donation drive for firefighters in Molalla and Colton, Oregon, she took Carver shopping to buy groceries and other items they thought the firefighters might need.
While at the store, Carver’s eyes fixed on something in the toy aisle — a Baby Yoda doll.
Carver had a feeling the firefighters would need the doll more than he did, so he sent it off in a care package along with a note.
“Thank you, firefighters,” he wrote. “Here is a friend for you, in case you get lonely <3 Love, Carver.”
A couple of days later, Tyler Eubanks, who runs the donation drive, told Tinning how much all the firefighters loved Baby Yoda.
“These firefighters are putting their lives on the line,” Tinning told CNN. “To have a little bit of sunshine during such a dark time, I think that’s really special for them. He (Baby Yoda) is also just cute as the dickens.”
“These firefighters are away from their children, their loved ones. This is a little pal that brings a bit of normalcy to a crazy time,” the proud grandmother said.
May the force be with you, Carver.