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This Video of a Woman in a Chewbacca Mask Brings a Small Shred of Joy to Our Dark World

There is still hope for us all.

by VICE Staff
May 20 2016, 7:42pm

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Earlier this week, a video of a road rage brawl in Texas basically decimated all of our lingering hope for humanity. But on Friday, a random video on Facebook has proven that there is still beauty and joy to be had in our cold and barren world, if you have $17.99 and know the right place to look.

In this case, the right place was apparently Kohl's, who sells a fancy roaring Chewbacca mask. A woman named Candace bought the mask for herself—her kids can play with it, she says in the video, but its not going in their toy box—and the Facebook Live recording of her opening it up and playing with it captures the raw, indomitable spirit of mankind better than anything since The Shawshank Redemption.

Her video has spread to all corners of the internet, but it's probably worth piling on as well. Sometimes you look around you and think, Man, life is trash, and then a woman in a plastic mask proves you wrong.

Even Chewie himself called the video "absolutely wonderful." There is still hope for us all. Happy Friday.