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'Chewbacca Mom' Meets the Real Wookiee, Actor Peter Mayhew: 'We Are Such Happy Chewbaccas!'

(L: Twitter / R: Facebook) (L: Twitter / R: Facebook)

Taking her internet stardom into hyperspace, Candace Payne is once again a "happy Chewbacca" after meeting the wookiee himself.

Read: Mom Who Put on Star Wars Mask Speaks About Newfound Internet Fame: 'I Am the Happiest Emoting Chewbacca'

Thanks to her infectious laughter while trying on a Chewbacca mask for the whole world to see, the Texas mother went from a regular Star Wars fan to household name after her video went viral.

Since then, she has appeared on morning talk shows, late night TV and even got her own autograph booth at the Dallas Fan Expo this past weekend. Yet, her biggest moment came when she met actor Peter Mayhew, who starred as Chewbacca in five Star Wars films.

Mayhew invited the Payne to the Fan Expo in a letter sent to James Corden on The Late Late Show last month.

Payne and Mayhew finally had a chance to meet and discuss their Chewbacca roars in person at the event.

The 72-year-old actor posted about his encounters with Payne on Twitter.

Payne took to Twitter to say the encounter was “so incredibly awesome.” She also posted about her experiences at the Expo on Instagram.


Thanks, so much for all the feels and great experiences today, Dallas Fan Expo! #comiccondallas #dallascomiccon #dallasfanexpo

A photo posted by Candace Payne (@candacepayne) on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:10pm PDT

She also met Marvel creator, Stan Lee.


Y'all. Just. WHAT?!????!!!!! S T A N (🤗🤗🤗🤗) L E E!

A photo posted by Candace Payne (@candacepayne) on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:38pm PDT

Payne had no idea the video would reach the lengths it has.

Read: 'Star Wars' Director J.J. Abrams Surprises 'Chewbacca Mom' on 'Late Late Show'

"I saw the views climb, then the messages started, the calls, I thought 'Jesus, take the wheel,'" she told in May after the initial overwhelming response the clip had gotten.

Watch: The Empire Strikes Back: Chewbacca Gets Arrested While Campaigning for Darth Vader

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