So today started off like any other Tuesday. The sun was shining, I got a good night's sleep, I was staying hydrated...then Disney decided to drop a full-length Toy Story 4 trailer out of FREAKIN' NOWHERE with ZERO WARNING:
There's a lot of greatness to focus on in the trailer including everything from some old faves to never-before-seen characters to Little Bo Peep going full Mad Max: Fury Road.
Still, that's not what I'm here to talk about. I'm here to discuss the one stand-out character, the one who is PRONGS above the rest. I, of course, mean Bonnie's newest creation: Forky.
Who is Forky? Oh, I'm so glad you asked. You see, Forky is — and I cannot stress this enough — an icon.
Forky (who is technically a spork but, TBH, that's none of my business) was recently created by Bonnie and somehow gained sentience through her imagination.
Due to his recent awakening, Forky is really GOING THROUGH IT which, as a 27-year-old woman, makes Forky the most relatable character in all of pop culture to me.
While the other toys appear VERY supportive of Forky, Forky is finding it difficult to adapt to their new life as a toy...being that they aren't one. Forky has imposter syndrome. Forky is relatable on ALL LEVELS.
Now naturally, I'm only one of Forky's MANY fans all across the globe:
Because Forky is perfect — from their googly eyes to their pipe cleaner hands to their popsicle stick feet:
Plus, fans were ALSO quick to point out the parallels between Woody's initial relationship to Buzz Lightyear, and how it seems to be reappearing with Forky:
In the end, Forky is the best character ever created. I'd live for this spork, I'd die for this spork, I AM this spork. Goodnight, sweet spork.