Ever been so happy that you got famous? Well, that’s the case here for the infamous Chewbacca mom! What started as a comical declaration of owning a Chewbacca mask on Facebook, is now a viral video that’s been watched a 150 million times and shared more than 3 million times. Now that’s quite the figures!
Now if you’re completely unaware of the whole Chewbacca mom thing, let me break this to you! You’ve been missing out! On a lot of things! But here’s a little backstory about the entire thing so you can catch up with what’s going on in here.
It all began with a stay at home mommy Candace Payne’s little trip to the Kohl’s where she spotted a Chewbacca mask! Turns out Chewbacca’s not only Hans Solo’s favorite sidekick but almost everyone who’s an existential being in this universe and not to forget stay-at-home mommies. And Candace is our proof right here who’s so excited about the Chewbacca mask that she doesn’t even want to share it with her children. I mean WHOA! Now that’s huge! It’s not necessary to sacrifice everything for your children, sometimes you just gotta enjoy things by yourself and do what really makes you happy. I’ve never seen anyone that happy for a mask! So happy that it’s contagious, no wonder the video got so viral.
But Candace didn’t make or post the video to get viral now, did she? Nah, she actually made the video so that it stood as a witness that the mask was hers even though she bought it for her son and her kids could not claim it! Yup! That’s the real reason which she made pretty clear in the video when she said,
“Okay, so here’s what I found when I was at Kohl’s and I’d like to say that I bought this for my son. And let’s be honest, he’ll probably confiscate it from me.”
She then continued to claiming it as her own and nobody else’s.
“He’ll probably take it from me, however, this is mine when it’s said and done at the end of the day this is mine that I bought and I’m gonna keep it for my own.”
Afterward, she gets really giddy and excited and let’s not forget really, really hyper as she opens the packaging. She puts on the mask and SHAZAM! Hysteria takes over her as she breaks into fits of laughter due to happiness and the noise the mask makes. All in all, it’s a pure joy to watch the Chewbacca mom enjoy her mask.
But the mask didn’t just give the Texan mom happiness. She got famous like really famous, received around $420,000 worth of gifts that include gifts from Kohl’s, Walt Disney World Vacation, made appearances at talk shows, scored full college scholarships for her entire family, and what else? OH! Yeah! When she attended The Late Night Show with James Corden, James Corden, being the sweetest gentleman that he is, had a very special surprise for her. She got a lovely note from the real Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew, met him, attended the Fan Expo Dallas and had a VIP treatment. The mask she sported sold out in stores immediately. Candace Payne is basically a celebrity now. Luck was absolutely in her favor.
Chewbacca Mom is already on the convention circuit charging $20 per autograph.
Next to John Cusack. pic.twitter.com/eeG8lzcIVZ
— Meltdown Comics (@MeltdownComics) June 5, 2016
Here’s a big shout-out to the America’s new IT MOM and all the moms around the world. Sometimes you gotta have fun! And the example is right in front of you.