"Little Buddies" is the fifty ninth episode of the lion series of Voltron: Defender of the Universe.
When passing through the Azure quadrant the Voltron Force pass a planet that Hunk remembers helping years ago.
Hunk had been sent to the planet on a mercy mission by the Galaxy Alliance. While there he befriended several orphan children and helped the people to rebuild their civilization.
Keith allows Hunk the time to go to re-visit the planet. Lance soon picks up a signal that Drule ships are in the area.
While on the planet Hunk meets up with orphans again. Hunk's reunion is soon interrupted by Commander Cossack and Haggar, who see the situation as a golden opportunity to steal the Yellow lion. They arrive on the planet and take some of the orphans hostage. While Cossack gives Hunk his ultimatum, one of the children manages to activate Yellow lion. She manages to get a signal to Keith and the other pilots.
The Voltron Force receives her message and arrives on the planet to help. Hunk is then able to get into the Yellow lion and take over piloting. Once Cossack and Haggar flee, the orphans all wish to become pilots like Hunk.