Chewbacca Mask Laughing Lady Video- Mom Goes Viral

Star Wars The Force Awakens Chewbacca Movie-like Appearance Electronic Mask

Candace Payne, a mother of two from Texas, filmed herself trying on a Chewbacca mask and became the highest viewed video on new Facebook Live video platform ever.

As of Friday afternoon, almost 40 million people had watched Ms Payne’s gleeful video.

“Oh, I’m such a happy Chewbacca!” Ms Payne shouts.

(Update: As of early Saturday, the video has had 100 million views.)

The Star Wars fan had just bought the talking wookiee mask — as in, Chewbacca — on store credit after making a few returns. Of course, it takes a little while to even make out the fact that the mask talks, because Payne could not hold it together. Frankly, much of the video is simply Payne laughing hysterically at what she clearly thinks is the funniest thing she has ever seen.

And by the end, it’s difficult to disagree. NPR’s Rachel Martin said she was “literally weeping, she was laughing so hard” herself when she watched the video.

So, Martin decided to catch up with Payne, calling her at her home outside Dallas on Friday afternoon.

“I didn’t expect to laugh that hard,” Payne told her. “But I was looking at the phone videotaping it. I didn’t think that Chewbacca would look so happy!”

Chewbacca Mask Laughing Mom Video is Hysterical.  Watch Now.

See the video above to watch her in her full Chewbacca glory, laughing to the point of full-on weeping.

And she didn’t expect the prodigious response to her video, either.

“Oh my goodness, I’m reeling. I don’t know what to do. I’m like, ‘Jesus, take the wheel!’ ” she says. She says she’s already gotten messages from people hoping to license the video and manage its distribution, aiming to drum up revenue from it. “That’s kind of where I’m negotiating that right now.”

Still, she hasn’t escaped the sense that all of this hubbub is, well, just a little bit crazy. “I’m like, y’all, come on.”

That said, she says something serious and lovely has come of her funny little video.

“I’ve had some people — they’ve sent me private messages, and they’ll just say stuff like, ‘Man, I’ve been battling depression. So-and-so passed away, and I hadn’t laughed since they died and this video made me laugh again,’ ” she says.

“I couldn’t ask for more. It’s just awesome.”

Chewbacca Lady and  Her Kids Get More Masks from Kohl’s

Candace Payne, the woman who captured the hearts of over 100 million people with her Chewbacca mask and infectious laugh, just got a big surprise from Kohl’s!

The new viral star mentioned in her video that she got the mask at her local Kohl’s store and the mention helped the mask sell out online and give a big boost in sales.

Representatives for Kohl’s showed up at Candace‘s house on Friday (May 20) to give her more masks for her kids and husband, plenty of other Star Wars merchandise, $2,500 in gift cards, and 10,000 rewards points.

Kohl’s Sent a Star Wars Treasure Trove to the Woman Behind the Megaviral Chewbacca Video

With 101 million views, it’s Facebook Live’s top clip ever

Chewbacca Mask Video Lady Goes Viral

Chewbacca Mask Video Mom Get’s tons of stuff from Kohls!

An electronic Chewbacca mask has sold out from several major toy chains because it was featured in a viral video.

The giggle-inducing video, posted by Candace Payne on Facebook, has garnered more than 54 million views since it was posted Thursday afternoon. The clip features Payne laughing hysterically in her car while testing out a mask she purchased at Kohl’s.

Chewbacca Mask Laughing Woman Video- Mom Goes Viral

“We have received an overwhelming amount of interest in the Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens Chewbacca Electronic Mask by Hasbro since Candace posted her funny and lighthearted video,” a Kohl’s spokeswoman told CNBC. “The mask is currently sold out on and limited availability on Amazon.

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