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Seeing Carrie Fisher in the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was bittersweet, knowing that this is the last time we'll see her on screen. However, one of her biggest fans only saw the beauty in the moment. Fans of Carrie Fisher will know about the love she had for her dog, Gary. Gary Fisher became so popular traveling with the actress that he even got his own social media accounts, which are still in use today. Gary was one of many who were excited to see the new Star Wars trailer last night, and he had some wonderful words to say when it was over.
The Instagram post went up following the new trailer released during last night's Monday Night Football game. It does really look like the dog is watching the trailer intently. There is, after all, a pretty good chance that he does actually recognize his former owner, which just makes the whole thing a bit emotional.
If you saw any interviews in the lead up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Carrie Fisher there's a good chance that you saw her with her French Bulldog Gary. While Carrie Fisher is no longer with us, her fans still follow the dog's social media in fairly large numbers; the Instagram account which sent out this mini-tribute has over 140,000 followers. It's not hard to see why, thanks to posts like this. It's a really sweet sentiment, and something that many people were probably feeling.
Carrie Fisher does look amazing in the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While we only see her briefly, what we do see of her has become a major topic of conversation since last night. The trailer certainly wants us to think that Kylo Ren is going to have an opportunity to destroy his mother in the new movie. While it's always possible, if not likely, that this is just the result of clever editing, we can't help but wonder what General Leia's fate will be in the film.
While Carrie Fisher had completed her work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi prior to her death, we know that she won't be back in any capacity for Star Wars: Episode IX. What's unclear is exactly what Lucasfilm plans to do to explain the absence of a major character. Killing her off in the new film would certainly be one way to do it, but it would still be heartbreaking for many fans, regardless of how inevitable it may be.
We're guessing that Gary also made a point to buy tickets to Star Wars: The Last Jedi last night! Tickets went on sale for the movie's December 15 release after the trailer aired. We'll be watching social media to see what he thinks of the movie in a couple months.