The “Chewbacca Mom” has certainly taken the world of social media by storm this weekend. If you’re not familiar with who the Chewbacca Mom is, her name is Candace Payne. She’s a stay at home mom who decided to pop into Kohl’s and treat herself to an electronic Chewbacca mask for her birthday. She uploaded a video to Facebook of herself opening the mask and trying it on, and her laugh is outrageously contagious. The video has inspired so many people to just enjoy the little things and love life, and now Candace has been asked to come onto several talk shows, including The Late Late Show with James Corden.
James Corden often has a segment on his show where he carpools with celebrities and they sing songs, or do funny things. He invited Candace to join him in this segment, and little did she know that J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was there to make her day even more exciting. Not only was she shocked to be able to meet Abrams, but Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca himself, wrote in an e-mail surprising her with 4 VIP passes to Dallas Fan Expo as well as a private meet and greet session with Mayhew.
Check out the video below that includes clips of her being surprised by Abrams and hearing the exciting e-mail from Mayhew.
It just goes to show you that loving life, appreciating the small things, and bringing some good old fashioned laughs to the world is all you need to brighten the lives of millions of people. Long live the Chewbacca Mom!