Something really delightful happens in episode three of Stranger Things. If you’ve already completed your season two binge, a very specific image probably immediately came to mind. But just so we’re all on the same page, here it is: in episode three, Hopper dances.
I repeat. Jim Hopper dances.
Yes, it’s only for a few seconds, and no, he’s not exactly razzle dazzling all over the place. Nevertheless, Hopper moves and Hopper grooves as only Hopper can, and it’s an incredibly sweet moment, in a series filled with incredibly sweet moments. He makes Eleven, newly reunited with Hawkins, Indiana’s crankiest police chief, smile, and there’s a flash of the father Hop used to be, the real Dad, before his daughter died and his wife left him.
I just accidentally made myself sad. Let’s get this back on track.
While super poignant, Hopper’s somewhat futile attempt at teaching Eleven about music and dancing is also pretty funny. Leave it to the Internet, then, to make it ridiculously funny.
Stranger Things Season 2 Inspires A Hilarious Twitter Account
There is a Twitter account, folks, “Hopper Dancing To,” and you need to follow it immediately. Not unlike the videos that started surfacing a month ago that had IT’s Pennywise dancing to the musical stylings of Taylor Swift and Outkast, the content of this account is literally just Hopper dancing to different songs, ranging from Frank Sinatra to Madonna:
It’s completely goofy, yes, but please, do yourself a favor and allow these little snippets of joy to enter your heart for thirty seconds.
David Harbour Responds to "Hopper Dancing To" Videos
And because you were all thinking it: yes, David Harbour has seen the account, and reacted to the videos in the most Hopper-like way possible, honestly: