This video of a woman and her Chewbacca mask is one of the most heartfelt things you will see today. If you want to see an honest to goodness fan, this lady is it. Sure it’s great to see all those passionate Star Wars fans cosplaying at Comic Con or Star Wars Celebration, but like this woman says in her video; it’s the small things in life that matter. Do yourself a favor and check out her reaction to her purchase of a Chewbacca mask:
The woman, named Candace Payne, starts this video by teasing the audience with what’s to come. Even though the front picture and/or title of the video spoil the surprise, we can’t help but be impatient for her to open up the gift she recently purchased. Candice continues to be so excited to share this special gift with her online friends, as she struggles to get the toy opened. However, once she finally gets it open and puts the mask on her face, you can’t help but have a big smile on your face.
What makes this video such a joy to watch, is that this is a person who absolutely LOVES Star Wars. She constantly explains to the audience that this purchase is for her, NOT for her kids. Of course the kids are allowed to play with it. But at the end of the day, it’s her toy to own.
The video becomes hysterical
The mask fits on her face perfectly and is synced up with her mouth. As she opens her mouth to speak, we can hear Chewbacca roar his famous growl. This video becomes hysterical when she cannot stop laughing at the fact that the mask makes a noise every time she opens her mouth.
It’s crazy how many views this video already has. It was posted just a few days ago on her Facebook page, and it has already racked up an excess of 85 million views. These are the type of videos that are meant to be shared and it’s nice to see such a passionate fan simply having fun.
UPDATE: Candace had the chance to star on Good Morning America, and it was mentioned that her video was the most viewed video on facebook ever. Watch the video below!
It's interesting to have learned that she actually walked into the store to purchase some yoga pants, instead of the mask she came out with. It was also by accident that she found the mask, bumping into it while traversing the toy section. With all the publicity her video has brought, Hasbro given her some free merchandise as well as a $2500 gift card.
Perhaps the most touching aspect of this entire story was when Candace was asked what she thought was the best part of this entire experience. She responded saying,
"In all honesty, the best part of all of this, is being able to share joy with people. You hear stories of people coming out of depression. I had one lady message me that told me she had an autistic daughter that hadn't laughed in two months. And she said every time she showed the video, she laughed and laughed. And from one mama's heart to another mama, to see a child laugh that you haven't seen laugh, those stories I'm going to take with me every day."
It's amazing how far this video has come. Not only has it been viewed millions of times over, but it has also touched the lives of people such as an autistic child. Bringing joy to people's hearts, is exactly what Candace has done for people.
Every time I see this video, I laugh even harder. I hope you had a great time watching this video as much as I did. We all need to put a little joy in our lives like Candice did with this mask. Be sure to share this video with your friends if you haven’t done so already!
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