We love a good Star Wars costume as much as the next gal (particularly when of the canine variety), but Candace Payne trumped us all when she purchased a Chewbacca mask from Kohl’s (now sold out pretty much everywhere) and spent the next several minutes laughing about it hysterically until she cried in her car.
A birthday present to her adult self and NOT a gift for her kids, as she’s quick to point out in the vid, Candace can be seen trying the mask on and instantly cracking up at the wookie sounds the accessory makes and “how gleeful Chewbacca looks.”
“I’M SUCH A HAPPY CHEWBACCA,” she scream laughs, before calming down enough to say, “I kind of want to drive around like this.”
The clip has not only broken the record for the most Facebook video views EVER, it blew its predecessor out of the water: Previously set at 10 million views on a clip of a watermelon exploding, Candace’s vid has garnered 10 times that at 109,865,253 views and counting.
That’s a LOT of Wookie love — even Payne herself is surprised. “I’ve looked at the number of views and it seems like someone is just playing with a calculator,” she told the BBC.
Her laughter is truly infectious — just try to get through this clip without cracking a grin.
“That is the best birthday present ever to myself!,” she says, “It’s the simple joys.”
It certainly is, Candace. It certainly is.
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