In light of recent tragic events, such as the Orlando shooting and the sniper attack in Dallas, the world is desperate for some good vibes. Here to fulfill that need is (of course) Candace Payne, better known as the lady who brought us the hysterical Chewbacca mask video that nicknamed her ‘Chewbacca mom’ for the rest of eternity! This might actually be Candace’s best video ever, because she’s performing a cover of Michael Jackson’s inspiring tune, “Heal the World.”
Yes, you read that correctly. Chewbacca mom is taking on Michael Jackson.
Before Candace breaks into song, she talks about the overwhelming pain that everybody is feeling, and how she doesn’t know what to say other than try to spread joy. Well, we’re happy to report that her strategy worked perfectly! (Candace also plays the piano in this video, which is pretty awesome.
As Candace explains, this particular song means “something amazing” to her. That love comes across in her rendition, which is as touching and inspiring as she hoped it would be. The video currently has over a million views, so it seems like people are continuing to connect with Candace as not only someone who makes genuinely funny videos that make us cry with laughter, but as a positive role model who can identify moments when people need their spirits lifted.
We’re on board with you, Candace, and hope that the world does become a better place as soon as humanly possible. In the meantime, the more videos from Chewbacca mom, the better! Check out the song below: