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This Woman Hysterically Laughing In A Chewbacca Mask Is The Best Thing You'll See All Day

"Oh, I'm such a happy Chewbacca!"

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More than 100 million people have watched this Facebook Live video of Candace Payne, a 37-year-old woman from Texas, laughing hysterically while wearing a Chewbacca mask on Thursday.

"As I sat in the car I thought, ‘I’ve got about 30 minutes before I pick my kids up from school. Once they see this thing I’ll never be able to get it back from them,'" she told BuzzFeed. "So I thought, 'You know what, I’m going to sit in here and take it out and enjoy it and see if any of my friends think it’s awesome as well.'"


She added that she would let both her kids play with it even though it was hers: "I'm not a bad mom, I'm not a jerk, but at the end of the day it doesn't go in their toy box, it goes in my room."


"I just kept on laughing and laughing and laughing," she told BuzzFeed of seeing her reflection. "It was just something that I couldn't stop once it started."

"Everyone should have a mask like this and a mirror," Payne wrote on Facebook. "Hahahahaha. The most joyful wookie ever!!!!"


Payne told BuzzFeed she expected maybe a few friends to enjoy the video, but has been overwhelmed by the massive viral response.

"Immediately after I posted it I had people starting to text me, 'That was hilarious, I'm sharing it right now,'" she said. "In my wildest dreams I thought, 'Wow, this may reach 1,000 people."

"I am baffled as to why so many people wanted to look at it and share it, other than the fact that it makes them have a good laugh with a friend and they wanted to laugh with me," she said.