Screengrabs via Katie Stricker Curtis / Facebook

Chewbacca mask returns after woman wears one during labor

She got the mask for Christmas.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 9, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 5:58 am CDT

Candace Payne—also known as Chewbacca Mom—took the internet by storm last year after unboxing and testing out a Chewbacca mask, and that mask has reemerged in time for a major life event.

On Jan. 2, Katie Stricker Curtis shared a video on Facebook of herself wearing the Chewbacca mask and making it roar while she was in a hospital bed. According to Curtis, the video was filmed while she was in labor, and she eventually gave birth to a baby boy named Jayden.

“Just because I’m about to be a mom doesn’t mean I have to grow up!” she wrote along with a message about not taking life too seriously.

We know one Wookiee who would approve.

H/T the Daily Mail

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*First Published: Jan 9, 2017, 1:35 pm CST