The “Chewbacca Mom” video is still being passed around social media today after it went viral a few days ago. According to People Magazine, mom Candace Payne decided to make a cell phone video in her car after finding an awesome toy at a Kohl’s store.
After making her purchase, Candace got into her car, pressed record on her phone, and made one of the funniest viral videos you will see all year.
A simple mask of Chewbacca from Star Wars made Candace Payne crack up laughing — and it’s true what they say: Laughter is contagious! Candace cannot stop laughing as she shows off the mask, which she says she will allow her kids to borrow. However, she made it clear that the mask was hers and that she bought it for herself. Of course, now it doesn’t really matter because Kohls hooked her up with plenty of Star Wars stuff!
Millions of people have gotten a good laugh thanks to Candace Payne, who lit up the internet just by being silly. Check out the viral video of “Chewbacca Mom” below.
Now, “Chewbacca Mom” is pretty much famous. She has been interviewed on television, she has been on “Carpool Karaoke” (although she didn’t actually sing), and she even got invited to Facebook’s headquarters, where she hung out for the day and got to ride bikes with a “real” Chewbacca. How cool is that?
Chewbacca Mom picks up some friends and things get hairy. https://t.co/T5B1lzzBBb pic.twitter.com/RKHedyntAr
— YouTube (@YouTube) May 25, 2016
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) May 26, 2016
Candace Payne is truly enjoying her 15 minutes of fame, but said 15 minutes doesn’t seem to be ending — and she is totally okay with that. She recently opened up to People Magazine about this whirlwind adventure she has been on this past week.
“It’s something I really can’t grasp and understand but I’m just riding every single wave of this and enjoying every single moment… I think I can hold my own, but man I am extremely grateful for every opportunity. I’ll tell you that the people that I’ve met the past few days have just been incredible people – and not just the ones that I’ve been sitting on the couch with. Those on the street, or in the hotel, or in the airports wanting to take a photo with me. I’ve just been blessed… If this happened to you overnight, what would you do? Doors have been opened for opportunity, and I’m just excited to see what the future holds.”
On Tuesday, “Chewbacca Mom” got parodied in the best way possible. A new video surfaced that takes Candace Payne’s hilarious car moments to another level. Actor Tanner Thomason posted a video on Facebook that he took in his car, dressed up as Chewbacca, and then put on a mask of Candace Payne.
The mask appears to be hand-made, which makes Thomason’s video even funnier. He then somehow gets Candace’s infectious laugh to come in at just the right times, and now he is getting tons of internet attention. The laughs haven’t stopped. Thomason’s parody video has received over four million views in just two days. Check it out below.
Did you enjoy the “Chewbacca Mom” video? Do you think Candace Payne will be getting some cool opportunities moving forward, or will she end up being just another two-week internet sensation? Did you enjoy Tanner Thomason’s parody of the “Chewbacca Mom” video?
[Photo via Candace Payne/Facebook]