'Chewbacca Mom' Walked in for Yoga Pants, Walked out With Mask and Viral Superstardom

May 24, 2016 11:38 AM

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Dallas-area mom Candace Payne has had the Internet in absolute hysterics with more than a whopping 135 million views on her Facebook live video simply trying on a Chewbacca toy mask in a parking lot. Her self-proclaimed birthday gift to herself has turned into a gift for the entire world after her infectious laugh went insanely viral as the most-viewed Facebook live video ever.

But now “Good Morning America” is learning the backstory as to how Payne stumbled upon the now-famous mask in the store, which she didn’t intentionally seek out.

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