Who needs SATs when you have internet fame!?
Ever since Candace Payne recorded a video of herself hysterically laughing while wearing a Chewbacca mask, things have been going pretty well for “Chewbacca Mom.”
After her video broke Facebook Live’s viewing record, the mom received free Star Wars swag from Kohl’s, and even got to carpool with J.J. Abrams and James Corden!
But it looks like putting on that darn Chewbacca mask is still paying off BIG TIME — because Payne just received full scholarships at a Florida university for her entire family!
Related: Chewbacca Mom Can’t Believe Her Facebook Fame, But Is LOVING It!
Southeastern University announced that Payne, along with her husband and two children, can all attend the university for free!
The Texas native was presented with full tuition scholarships while visiting the campus during her family vacation in Florida. University president Kent Ingle said in a press release:
“Candace has inspired us and others with her joy. We want her and her family to experience some of that same joy through this gift.”
That’s great — but doesn’t this sort of encourage kids to work hard at making viral videos instead of studying?
Either way, we couldn’t be happier for this mom who clearly brought joy to so many people’s lives!
Ch-ch-check out Candace’s campus visit (below) to see her reaction to receiving the scholarship!
[Image via YouTube.]
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