Candace Payne set the internet on fire when she excitedly shared her new birthday gift to her friends on the ‘interwebs’ via Facebook Live. Her irresistibly contagious laugh quickly made ‘It’s the simple joys in life…’ a smash sensation, totaling 157 million views and counting. The Chewbacca Mom craze refuses to let up and continues to chug along nicely. According to Time, Payne has raked in $420,000 in gifts since going viral. She’s appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with James Corden, GMA, she got to hang with one of her heroes, Star Wars ‘The Force Awakens’ Director J.J. Abrams.
Any moment her 15 minutes appear to be waning, she and her legion of fans refuse to let it flame out. Payne was invited to visit Hasbro, where CEO Brian Goldner presented her with her very own action figure.
— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) June 17, 2016
How cool is that? Not many people can say they have their own action figure, but Candace Payne can. She revealed the figure, appropriately enough, via Facebook Live and the internet is reacting about as you’d expect to react to their favorite suburban mom. They’re loving it.
All of this really couldn’t have happened to a sweeter person, and the gifts just seem to keep on coming. If you’re the only person left on the planet who has not seen this awesome video and don’t understand the craze, do yourself a favor and watch the original video right now: