A trip down memory lane

Candace Payne: Hilarious Chewbacca mom

Not quite having your day? Did some things go wrong? Or are you just in the mood for a giggle? Don’t worry: this is Candace Payne and she will cheer you up effortlessly.

Because with such a contagious smile you can’t go wrong (from about 1.04 in the video).

And laughing, that’s what Candace does. A lot. She has just bought a new toy: a Chewbacca mask from Star Wars, which she apparently is quite a fan of. Or she just likes masks, that’s possible too. In any case, she is overjoyed with her new purchase.

We can understand her, because the mask makes noise and has a moving mouth. Her children can also play with it, because Candace “is easy-going”, but at the end of the day the mask really goes to her bedroom.

It’s the simple joys in life…

… Is the original title of the video. Candace Payne uploaded this livecast video on Facebook. Within six days, the video had more than 145 million views and 3.2 million shares, becoming the most viewed Facebook live video of all time. This resulted in an invitation from none other than Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. On May 24, 2016, she visited the Facebook headquarters in California. 

The live video became so popular that Forbes reported that the mask sold out from every online retailer. Candace bought the Chewbacca mask at Kohl’s. Kohl’s was of course very happy with the attention it received, and as a thank you they gave Candace Payne about $2,500 in gift cards, Star Wars toys and 10,000 reward points.

Candace Payne’s life after the video

Candace Signed on as a video blogger with the television network TLC and has wrote a book about her experience titled “Laugh it Up!: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy”.

If you are interested and want to learn more about Candace, be sure to check out her website

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