Stranger Things

August 29, 2016

Netflix’s Stranger Things has definitely become the latest drama obsession since its July premiere, seeing as how a good number of people we know have already devoured the eight-episode series in one or two sittings.

Some reasons why it has become so beloved so quickly: the show’s premise already sounds incredibly intriguing before we’ve even watched the first episode. Set in Indiana, USA of the early 80s, the story is centred on a young boy who suddenly vanishes, thus drawing his family, friends, and the community into a dark web of government secrets, supernatural forces, and the world of one very strange little girl. It’s a show that will definitely resonate with fans of sci-fi classics, as well as kids of the 80s with its nostalgia.

We’ll leave it to you to binge watch the show this weekend – an easy feat, with only eight hour-long episodes – but here, we want to talk about the very adorable group of young boys who form the main cast of the show. Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, and Gaten Matarazzo are the young actors who play Mike, Lucas and Dustin, the friends of Will Byers, the boy who disappears. These kids have already amassed huge fanbases with their solid acting chops, but it is Gaten in particular that has seriously stolen hearts recently.


He’s cute enough as it is, but what has made the internet collectively go awww is his recent announcement on his Instagram that he is going to be stopping for every single person who asks him for a photo, and posting the picture on his own feed.



This kid sure is doing newfound fame right. Since he posted this a week ago, he sure has made good on his promise, as you’ll see when you scroll through his feed. We’ve already counted more than 20 of these pics with fans since that post, and in every single one, Gaten sports his signature wide grin. Like his character in the show, Gaten actually has the condition cleidocranial dysplasia in real life, which affects the development of his bones and teeth (Matt and Ross Duffer, the brothers who created the show, then wrote it into the story for his character Dustin).

Here are some of our picks of Gaten’s pics with fans, with his adorably heartfelt captions:


These guys were great. I met them at the skipper dipper ice cream parlor. Make sure you follow them.

A photo posted by Gaten Matarazzo (@gatenm123) on

These are the workers at one of my favorite places @gamestop. They were super nice.

A photo posted by Gaten Matarazzo (@gatenm123) on

This guy was really sweet thank you for stopping me to take a picture.

A photo posted by Gaten Matarazzo (@gatenm123) on


Keep doing you, Gaten.

Oh, and don’t worry once you’ve finished Season 1 and feel like there’s now a Stranger Things-shaped void in your life: the show has just been renewed for Season 2!




Stranger Things is available on Netflix.