Peter Mayhew, the actor who portrays Chewie, maintains an active presence on Reddit

By Alex Heigl
Updated October 14, 2015 04:35 PM
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Here’s a hot take: The real hero of the Star Wars universe is Chewbacca. His unwavering loyalty, courage and luxurious coat are the real lynchpins of the Rebel base, not the dumb Force or whatever.

Which is why we’re going to do everything in our power to celebrate Chewie, and the actor who plays him, Peter Mayhew.

For example, here’s a toilet paper dispenser that makes Chewie noises whenever you use it. It’s obviously not designed that way, but it is pretty incroyable.

Also, here’s instructions on how to make a Chewbacca out of chocolate, because why not?

Oh, and by the way, if you didn’t know, Peter Mayhew, the guy who played Chewie, is an absolute treasure. He maintains an active presence on Reddit and can often be found commenting on all kinds of Star Wars-related goings on. He carries a lightsaber-styled cane, and here’s a picture of him drinking a frothy brew at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. What a wonderful man – and legendary warrior Wookie.

Thank you.