The account set things off by sharing a short video compilation of some adorable interactions between the two characters.
They've made it official! No, I'm not talking about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. I'm referring to the more than 90-year partnership between Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Longtime fans of the dynamic duo were thrilled last week when the official Looney Tunes Instagram account appeared to confirm something about the pair that many had suspected for years. I am, of course, alluding to the potentially flirtatious undertones of the long-running friendship-cum-rivalry between Bugs and Daffy that worshippers have lovingly dubbed "Baffy."
The official Instagram account of the animated comedy more or less confirmed the possibility of a Bugs/Daffy romance on July 11 by sharing a short video compilation of some adorable interactions between the two characters, including moments like dances, laughs and flirtatious glances. "Did someone say baffy?" the profile captioned the post. Whoever is managing the account also went on a commenting spree of replying to the excited responses of overjoyed Baffy fans. Here are some of their responses that appeared to further solidify the fan theories.
The official acknowledgment of "Baffy" took a life of its own when someone reposted the Instagram comments to Tumblr, where they quickly went viral. "Baffy is canon" soon become the site’s #1 trending topic with long-term Baffy shippers feeling vindicated.
bugs trending because the official looney tunes account recognised baffy as a couple is my redemption origin story pic.twitter.com/JuRl8gQ7JS— bonnie 🧨 (114/180 for scara) (@daffcores) July 20, 2022
bugs bunny is the number 1 tag on tumblr rn because the looney tunes insta account basically said baffy is canon multiple times,,, good for him honestly pic.twitter.com/5zqKRpU3go— ٭ !!!nova ٭ (@MelanatedMuppet) July 19, 2022
the looney tunes ig keeps posting abt baffy (bugs bunny/daffy duck) which means world peace is finally happening— LAUREN DAY (@taakourts) July 19, 2022
Looney tunes fans going bonkers over canon baffy (bugs x daffy) acknowledgement by the official looney tunes is very sweet actually. Actually precious behavior— Kirby Is My Baby (@Togekisses34) July 21, 2022
It didn't take long for those previously unaware of the fandom to discover the wealth of pre-existing Baffy fanart and the headcanon that Bugs and Daffy are the adoptive parents of the Warner siblings from Animaniacs.
Here are some "Baffy" fanart and memes that have popped up on the platform: