Candace Payne, perhaps best known to the general American populace as Chewbacca Mom, captivated the world last month when she posted a delightful video of herself donning an inexpensive Chewbacca mask she found at a local Kohl’s. Her utter joy at the unexpected discovery ended up becoming the most-watched video in Facebook Live’s history, which proceeded to land her some cushy television and media appearances. Following the video’s quick ascent, Hasbro (the maker of the mask) invited Payne to their headquarters, where they presented her with a custom action figure in full Chewie likeness. And, naturally, it comes with a removable mask.
“I was able to go to the Facebook headquarters and meet an incredible and integral part of this story and this journey,” she said, yup, on Facebook Live. “And I feel like today, right now, this moment, is a second divine moment that’s happening. So I want you, if you know how to use emojis, all of you out there in Facebook Live world, I want you to do the hand-clap for these amazing people that develop stuff that your kids have.” [Wookie roar.]