This article originally appeared on VICE US
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, which 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.
UPDATE: This video of a stay-at-home mother laughing hysterically while wearing a braying Chewbacca mask is now the most-watched Facebook Live video ever, having clocked up more than 94 million views by Saturday afternoon.