We all remember Chewbacca Mom and her hilarious Chewbacca video that went viral, but this time her viral video isn’t one that is bringing laughter to everyone in the world.
Candace Payne is a resident of Grand Prairie, TX and has grown quite a great following over the past couple of months. It wasn’t too long ago that Payne posted a video of her laughing hysterically about a chewbacca mask that she had just bought.
The video now, just a couple of months later has over 150 million views. She even holds the record for the most views ever using Facebook Live.
Payne is 37-years-old and even though she can make anyone laugh for days, she can also be very serious. This is the side of Payne that we saw after the Dallas Police Officers were shot at a protest just a couple of days ago.
Five Dallas police officers are dead, and 7 are wounded from the attack. After all that has been going on in our country lately, we have all been extremely heartbroken and devastated. This attack specifically was very close to Payne’s heart because it was only 30 minutes from her home.
“I’m actually not that far away from Dallas. I’m about 30 minutes from where the shootings happened the other night. I am thousands of miles, hundreds of miles away from really identifying with every single ounce of pain that I know is being felt by the whole world right now. Literally the whole world. I’ve been spreading joy and I’ve been hoping to do that, but I found myself over the last couple days being silent because I’ve been so sad and so hurt by what’s going on. And I wanted to just share with you my own arrangement of a song that I came across that has really meant something amazing to me.”
Payne started playing her piano and sang a rendition of Michael Jackson’s hit “Heal The World”. It was absolutely breathtaking and amazing. It literally brought me to tears. Our world is so broken and we are the only ones that can change what is happening.
The song talks about making the world a better place for everyone. He says if you care enough, we can get there. It is so powerful, and everyone in the world needs to hear this.
“Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me”
Watch Payne’s performance in the video below. You can see and hear her passion throughout the entire video. I think that it is hard for anyone to truly express the devastation and heartbreak that is taking place in our nation, but hearing her sing this song over our nation was so beautiful.
This is truly life-changing and it really brings things into perspective. Please continue to pray for ALL the families who have lost a loved one this month.
God, heal our land.