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'Chewbacca Mom' visits Facebook, gets Wookiee surprise

Candace Payne's record-breaking Chewbacca video caught the attention of the most important Facebook user of all: Mark Zuckerberg.
/ Source: TODAY

Candace Payne — aka Chewbacca Mom — reached 145 million people (and counting) with her self-recorded video involving a store-bought "Star Wars" mask and a whole lot of belly laughter.

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Now, in a seriously meta plot twist, the video grabbed the attention of the most important Facebook user of all: Mark Zuckerberg himself.

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"We invited Candace Payne — whose Chewbacca mask video got 141 million views and is now the most-watched Facebook Live video ever — to come by Facebook HQ today," wrote the 32-year-old billionaire on his Facebook page. "And we had a fun surprise for her!"

That's all the information we've got at this point, so we can't be certain what that surprise entailed. But we can tell from the photos that it involved a man (or woman?) in a Chewbacca suit riding a bicycle alongside Payne, who's wearing a shirt emblazoned with the Facebook brand name and looking about as joyful as she did behind the wheel in that fateful Facebook Live video.

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The Internet sensation also posted her own video from the Menlo Park, California-based company — accompanied by Facebook employees responsible for creating the live-video platform that propelled her to fame last week. In it, Payne shows off a plaque she received, inscribed with the words "Facebook star."

"I don't think I'll ever have this one again and it's amazing," she tells the audience. "This is serendipity at its finest."

If that's not enough Chewbacca Mom action for you, there's more: Payne also joined James Corden and J.J. Abrams on Monday night's episode of "The Late Late Show."

Masks and laughter for all.