Can’t we all just get along?
Candace Payne became an Internet sensation with a short clip of her wearing a Chewbacca mask that made his signature growl when the wearer opened their mouth. She thought that it was hilarious and couldn’t stop laughing as she wore it. The video went viral and the world couldn’t get enough of it.
The Texas mom is now using her 15 seconds of fame to ask people stop the explosion violence in America right now. Payne doesn’t live very far from Dallas, Texas, where protests are raging after recent police violence. During these heated protests, five Dallas policemen were killed by a vengeful sniper. Candace has words of healing for her new followers and fans.
She’s spread laughter to so many, now she wants peace.
Candance Payne broke Facebook Live viewing records when she purchased an electronic Chewbacca mask from Kohl’s, put it on in the car, and streamed her experience wearing it on Facebook. Her hilarious reaction made her a star! She laughed uproariously as the mask growled like the lovable Star Wars character and she said, “I’m such a happy Chewbacca!” The store quickly sold out of masks after the video went viral garnering well over 100 million views.
The small-town Texas mom has appeared at baseball games, on Good Morning America, and The Late Late Show with James Corden, where she received a letter from the real-life Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew, asking her to meet him at the Dallas Fan Expo. He told her that she was an “inspiration.” “Your attitude and lovely message resonates with sending the good message of Star Wars with heart. Well, it’s so much of why we do what we do,” Mayhew continued. She even got her own action figure made by Hasbro. Her mission is to tell people to enjoy the little pleasures in life and be happy. Her lovely outlook on life may be what we need now more than ever.