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Kohl's surprises mom from viral 'Chewbacca mask' video

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Kohl's awarded Candace Payne and her family with more Chewbacca masks and gift cards to show their appreciation of her viral video. (Photo: CNN) Kohl's awarded Candace Payne and her family with more Chewbacca masks and gift cards to show their appreciation of her viral video. (Photo: CNN)
Payne's Facebook view has racked up millions of views since she posted it Thursday (Screengrab from Facebook) Payne's Facebook view has racked up millions of views since she posted it Thursday (Screengrab from Facebook)
(KPTV) -

A woman who became an overnight Internet celebrity got a big surprise from retailer Kohl's over the weekend.

Candace Payne posted a video on Facebook on Thursday in which she gleefully tried on a mask made to look like the 'Star Wars' character Chewbacca.

Payne said she had spotted the mask on a trip to Kohl's and knew she had to have it as a birthday gift to herself.

The video was an instant hit online, grabbing millions of views in a matter of hours.

Kohl's decided to surprise Payne and her kids (and thank her for the publicity, no doubt) with a slew of gifts and store credit.

"Candace didn't want to share her Chewbacca mask. So we showed up to make sure she didn't have to!" the store posted on Facebook.

Payne's video has been viewed more than 136 million times since she posted it Thursday.

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