Chewbacca Mom and some special 'Star Wars' friends threw the first pitch at the Rays game
For those of you who may have been hiding under a rock for the past month, allow us to provide some backstory: While on a shopping trip back in May, Candace Payne decided to treat herself to a Chewbacca mask. She put it on when she got back to her car, and recorded a video of her reaction. What followed was perhaps the purest distillation of joy in recorded human history:
It's the simple joys in life....Posted by Candace Payne on Thursday, May 19, 2016
Over 150 million Facebook views later, "Chewbacca Mom" was born. She sang with James Corden. She was offered a full scholarship to Southeastern University in Florida. She started charging $20 for an autograph. And finally, on Saturday, the cherry on top: Payne threw out the first pitch before the Rays' 4-3 loss to the Astros.
But, befitting a woman who was brought happiness to so many, it wasn't just any first pitch. It was a "Star Wars" first pitch -- featuring the cantina song, another Wookiee, and of course, Taylor Motter at catcher wearing a Chewy mask.
But Chewbacca Mom's day was far from finished -- she also got to debut a Chris Archer Stormtrooper bobblehead while rocking a Rays fedora.
Never stop laughing, please.