If you haven’t heard the cackles of “Chewbacca Mom,” you’re likely living under a rock that doesn’t have Wi-Fi.
Time.com has revealed just how much money Candace Payne has received in gifts since May 19, after she posted a Facebook Live video that captures the stay-at-home mom infectiously laughing behind a Chewbacca mask.
Her 15 minutes of fame came bearing gifts:
Payne credits her impulse purchase to Kohl’s, which returned the favor by showing up at the Payne family’s house with gifts. And yes, it was all captured on video. Kohl’s gifts included dozens of toys, $2,500 in gift cards, and Chewbacca masks for her whole family so no one has to share.
Walt Disney World Vacation: $7,500
The Payne family was given a free trip to Walt Disney World, including a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park and a meet-and-greet with Chewbacca. Time estimated the gift was about $7,500 based on last-minute bookings for flights and hotels over the Memorial Day weekend, in addition to food and theme park passes for a family of four.
College Scholarships: $400,000
Southeastern University awarded the family full college scholarships.
“Candace has inspired us and others with her joy, and we want her and her family to experience some of that same joy through this gift,” President Dr. Kent Ingle said.
Total in gifts : $420,000
In addition to the scholarships, Disney World vacation and gifts from Kohl’s, Payne has also appeared on national television such as “Good Morning America” and the “Late Late Show” with James Corden. Click here to read the entire article by Time to see where else the gifts are flowing in.