Texas mother Candace Payne has become an unexpected internet sensation after she filmed herself laughing hysterically while sitting in her car wearing a mask,Sky News reports. She recorded a Facebook Live video of herself in the Chewbacca mask while sitting in the car park of a department store.
The mask emits a strange whining noise whenever she opens her mouth. “I’m such a happy Chewbacca,” Mrs Payne says, while laughing. “This is worth every penny.”
Chewbacca is a character from the Star Wars films. The video was viewed by more than 72 million people in less than 24 hours and Chewbacca also trended on Twitter in the US.
Kohl’s, the shop where Mrs Payne bought the mask, tweeted: “Can we all agree that this reaction to a Chewbacca mask is everything?”
Later, a spokesman for the chain said the mask had since sold out online. The Star Wars official account also got in on the fun, tweeting: “Laugh. It. Up”.