Recently, a woman named Candace Payne bought a Chewbacca mask from Kohl’s. In an effort to prove to her friends and family that the mask was in fact hers and not her kids’, she recorded a video of herself wearing, speaking in and, ultimately, laughing in the mask and posted it on Facebook.
The four-minute video, which simply features the 37-year-old mom sitting in the car laughing at the ridiculous noises the Chewbacca mask is making, has already been viewed over 140 million times and has gained her the internet name Chewbacca Mom.
The video is absolutely hilarious and Candace’s energetic joy is almost palpable, making it incredibly addicting to watch — I, myself, have probably already watched it 15 to 20 times.
Just try not to laugh.
It’s a good day to be Candace Payne.
And then, the people of Khol’s gifted her and her family with some more “Star Wars” swag.
The things that can happen with a mask, a laugh and a smartphone these days…
Let’s make this woman for real famous, y’all.