“Oh, I’m such a happy Chewbacca!”
More than 100 million people have watched this Facebook Live video of Candace Payne, a 37-year-old woman from Texas, laughing hysterically while wearing a Chewbacca mask on Thursday.
Payne, a huge Star Wars fan, could barely contain her excitement after buying the Chewbacca mask from Kohl’s for herself as part of her « birthday joy. »
« As I sat in the car I thought, ‘I’ve got about 30 minutes before I pick my kids up from school. Once they see this thing I’ll never be able to get it back from them,' » she told BuzzFeed. « So I thought, ‘You know what, I’m going to sit in here and take it out and enjoy it and see if any of my friends think it’s awesome as well.' »
She added that she would let both her kids play with it even though it was hers: « I'm not a bad mom, I'm not a jerk, but at the end of the day it doesn't go in their toy box, it goes in my room. »