Giving birth isn’t exactly known for being a particularly hilarious event, but one mom from Detroit, US was determined to have as much fun as possible by going through her contractions while wearing a Chewbacca mask.


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As you can see from the video below, the mask, which was first made famous by Candace Payne, otherwise known as “Chewbacca Mom”, translates all of Katie Stricker Curtis’s cries into the Wookie language known as Shyriiwook. It probably didn’t help to abate the pain much, but it certainly gave everybody else a good laugh! “I had seen the original Chewbacca video over the summer and thought it was so funny!” Katie told Bored Panda. “Towards the end of my pregnancy I was like any pregnant mother and was trying desperately to induce labor. So for Christmas my brother got me the mask as a joke hoping I would laugh my way into labor! My doctor and all the nurses thought it was absolutely hilarious.”

Katie uploaded the video to Facebook after giving birth to her son Jayden, and it’s already been viewed more than 210k times. “Just because I’m about to be a mom doesn’t mean I have to grow up!” She wrote. “Never take life too seriously!”

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