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This Mom Unboxed a Chewbacca Mask in a Kohl’s Parking Lot and Became an Overnight Internet Sensation

Candace Payne had no idea that when she went shopping yesterday she would become an Internet sensation by nightfall — but that’s exactly what happened.

Payne went to her local Kohl’s store and bought herself a bit of an impulse purchase: an electronic Chewbacca face mask that mimics his cries when you open your mouth. So pleased was she with her new toy, that she ran to the parking lot and immediately started a Facebook live stream to tell all her friends.

What makes this video so different than every other unboxing video is just how infectious her excitement is to the viewer. You just can’t help but giggle with anticipation right alongside her, without even knowing what she is about to unveil. And when that mask comes out and she puts it on? Well, it’s just kind of magic.

But you really have to watch it to understand.

Since it was uploaded just one day ago on May 19, it has become Facebook Live’s most-watched video with over 56 MILLION views (and growing every second).

Oh and we don’t think it’s any coincidence that the mask is now out of stock. Seriously, someone get Candace an endorsement deal STAT.

Article Posted 1 year Ago

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