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Chewbacca Mom Sings "Heal the World", Makes Us Feel a Little Better

Candace Payne, AKA Chewbacca Mom, sang a surprisingly moving rendition of the Michael Jackson classic.

  • The last time we heard from Candace Payne, AKA Chewbacca Mom, she was taking over The Late Late Show With James Corden. But her fifteen minutes of fame aren't over just yet.

    As you're probably aware of by now, the United States is currently in a dark place. Last week's shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five police officers in Dallas have inspired outpourings of love and support from people across the world — including the memorable hashtag #CarefreeBlackKids2k16.

    One of the most surprising sources of inspiration in the wake of all these tragedies has been Candace Payne, who recorded herself singing Michael Jackson's "Heal the World" on Facebook. Here's the original video:

  • I know she's not exactly Gandhi, but give Candace Payne credit. She's expressing sincere emotion from a positive place — and she has legit talent. Payne has made a lot of people smile in this dark time, and that's more you can say for many of us.

    What did you think? Did Candace Payne's song calm you down a little? Let us know in the comments below or @WhatsTrending on Twitter.

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