You Can Now Buy Little Dumpling Nightlights And They're So Sweet

If short film Bao pulled at your heartstrings, then this miniature dumpling nightlight will probably make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside too.

The eight minute-long mini movie saw a homemade dumpling adorably come to life, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. And this lamp from online retailer Smoko will now keep you company IRL.

The lamp - or using his full name, Little B - is shaped like a soup dumpling, and only requires batteries meaning you can place it in any room in your home.

Instead of a mincemeat filling, the dumpling is filled with a soft glowy light.

Credit: Smoko
Credit: Smoko

Smoko's lamp is made from a soft silicone material and has a one hour auto shut off to elongate battery life.

As the company explains: "Little B is a Xiao Long Bao otherwise known as a soup dumpling. At 4 inches wide, Little B comes in a bit larger than your average dumpling.

"Making him all the better at providing you with a warm glow. Filled with light, rather than minced meat, his little smiling face is sure to bring on a joyful feeling that reminds you of all the steamed dumplings you have enjoyed in the past."

Credit: Pixar
Credit: Pixar

He's the perfect Netflix and chill companion, too.

The website adds: "His glow creates an atmosphere reminiscent of a romantic candlelit dinner. Except it's just you, eating dumplings alone while watching Netflix.

"Little B's friendly gaze is a comforting beacon through the darkness, uncritical as he watches you devour his edible brethren."

Credit: Smoko
Credit: Smoko

"Bao lovers, young and old are sure to love having Little B in their lives and in their homes. His soothing light bringing joy to many, and subconsciously reminding people that they should eat more bao," concludes Smoko's product description.

The US company is selling these for $12, which works out at roughly £9, although there is a shipping fee of £16.50 on top of that. You can pre-order one for yourself here.

Anyone for dim sum?

Featured Image Credit: Smoko

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