Mmmphya harrgh mrgha hrghgph!
— The Pyro singing a sailor song
The Little Buddy is a community-created cosmetic item for the Pyro. It is a small United States Navy "Dixie Cup" sailor cap, with an emblazoned golden anchor crest, and a team-colored stripe along the brim.
The Little Buddy was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
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October 13, 2011 Patch #1 (Manniversary Update & Sale)
- The Little Buddy was added to the game.
July 7, 2016 Patch #1 (Meet Your Match Update)
- [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.
- The item's name is a reference to Gilligan's Island, where the Skipper would refer to Gilligan as "little buddy".
- The U.S. Navy Sailors coined the term "Dixie Cup" off the sailor cap's unique upward brim style and strong resemblance to the disposable paper cup of the same name.