Chewbacca mask returns after woman wears one during labor

Woman giving birth with Chewbacca mask

Screengrabs via Katie Stricker Curtis / Facebook


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

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.