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:
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.