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‘Baby Yoda’ dog becomes Instagram sensation. But things weren’t always so good for this pooch!

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Who's cuter? Mork or Baby Yoda?

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A cute pooch that dog lovers are calling Baby Yoda is building up an army of fans on Instagram. But things could have turned out very differently for this little guy!

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 09/02/2020, 22:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:32

Mork weighs less than 5kg, has giant pointy ears, and an adorable face.


His Instagram page has over 100k followers, who regularly comment on his super-cute pictures.


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Many have pointed out Mork's resemblance to another character who melted the public's heart - Baby Yoda from the hit TV show The Mandalorian.


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And while he loves his newfound fame, things almost took a very different turn for our adorable friend.

Not so long ago, Mork was trapped in a Chinese dog meat factory. And with the Yulin Dog Meat festival a few months away, time was running out.

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Thankfully, there are plenty of organisations working to put an end to this barbaric practice. HarbinSHS rehome pups rescued from dog meat factories across China.

Love at first sight

And when Nikki Carvey saw Mork's picture, she didn't think twice about adopting him.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, Nikki said:

"They sent me a photo, and I said, 'I love that dog. I will take him."

Things almost went very badly for Mork. But thanks to a committed group of dog lovers, he's living his best life instead!

Well done guys! You're our heroes for today, and Mork's forever!


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