With 100 million views and counting it seems like almost everyone has seen “Chewbacca Mom” enjoying her Star Wars purchase.
If you haven’t, Candace Payne purchased a Chewbacca mask as a birthday splurge for herself in her hometown of Dallas. She made a video in the parking lot of the store she bought it from to share her excitement with friends and family.
Here’s the original video Payne posted to her Facebook page:
It wasn’t just her close ones who enjoyed her glee, but … well, a large portion of the world.
The video has been such a hit with Payne even receiving some Twitter love from actor Peter Mayhew, who originally played Chewbacca:
"I'm such a happy chewbacca.." This lady is still making me smile. Lovely video to come out on my birthday 🙂 pic.twitter.com/khUizi6nFf
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) May 21, 2016
And, it hasn’t stopped there. Now she’s rubbing elbows with late-night host James Corden and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams.
This is the never-ending birthday celebration:
Corden even read a special message from Mayhew on the show itself:
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