'Stranger Things' Star David Harbour Wins the Internet By Keeping His Promise to Officiate a Fan's Wedding
'There's cool, then there's David Harbour cool.'
Image credits: David Harbour / Twitter
David Harbour, who portrays the role of chief of police Jim Hopper in the popular Netflix show Stranger Things surely knows how to keep his fans happy.
On Sunday, Harbour revealed in a tweet that he had attended and officiated a fan's wedding after a promise he had made to her back in January.
"Hey internet. I know it’s been awhile. I retreated. Needed some space. You probably get it. But I’ve been thinking about ya in the interim. And all your retweets. And so me and some fun folks in Springfield, Illinois made good on our promise we made all those months ago," the star captioned the wedding photo.
Hey internet. I know it’s been awhile. I retreated. Needed some space. You probably get it. But I’ve been thinking about ya in the interim. And all your retweets. And so me and some fun folks in Springfield, Illinois made good on our promise we made all those months ago. pic.twitter.com/fZK8zNMQSi
— David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) September 16, 2018
It all started 9 months ago when the then-bride-to-be, Ericka had reached out to Harbour on microblogging site Twitter and asked if the actor would be an officiant at her wedding. "What would it take to get @DavidKHarbour to be the Officiant at my wedding in September?!" Ericka wrote.
Harbour was in no mood to upset the fan and gave Twitterati a task that he would, in fact, attend her wedding if his tweet was retweeted 125K times.
"125k retweets. Provided date works with s3 shooting schedule, I will get ordained and perform ceremony. I get to read an esteemed love letter of my choosing, and after the cake is officially cut, I get the very first piece. #allthecakes"
125k retweets. Provided date works with s3 shooting schedule, I will get ordained and perform ceremony. I get to read an esteemed love letter of my choosing, and after the cake is officially cut, I get the very first piece. #allthecakes https://t.co/rSku8qD7uT
— David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) January 17, 2018
Twitter obliged and Harbour surpassed his goal in less than 24 hours. "DM me please to get the ball rolling. I’m making it seriously hard next time, internet, this is not over between us..," Harbour wrote.
Dammit. Not even 24hours. You’re kidding me. @ErickaElizabth DM me please to get the ball rolling. I’m making it seriously hard next time, internet, this is not over between us... https://t.co/Ht0kDCl5hz — David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) January 18, 2018
Harbour's gesture of showing up at the fan's wedding, as the popular show's character, earned him all the Internet love.
ILY so much 🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Randy Havens (@MrRandyHavens) September 16, 2018
Can you come to my wedding? I'm probably never going to get married, so you're most likely off the hook. But you can name one of my cats if you want! 🐱 pic.twitter.com/2uZLeZsC9R — Natalie H (@eilatan82) September 16, 2018
It was really awesome meeting you and thank you so much for making Erica’s wedding so incredible!! pic.twitter.com/Syu9rDlI4u
— Steven ginn (@StevenoginnGinn) September 16, 2018
Hi David!!! This is Courtney, Ericka’s sister!!Thank you soooo very much for doing this for my sister and NEE brother!! It was amazing to meet you and thanks for dealing with me semi freaking out when we met!! — Courtney Sheff (@CourtyDCheff) September 16, 2018
It was pretty fabulous @DavidKHarbour— you totally made an amazing day unforgettable for them! And the photographer enjoyed the pics!! 😂
— Jill Gum (@JGumPhotography) September 16, 2018
This is just so excellent.
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 16, 2018
You’re a goddamn delight.
— Vanessa Ramos (@thatRamosgirl) September 16, 2018
Of course, this isn't the first time Harbour has gone out of his way to make a fan's special day very special. Damaris Fregoso, a California student, had asked the actor how many retweets she’d require for him to take part in her senior photos.
As always, Harbour asked his fanbase to come to the rescue.
25k. And I get to wear the school sweatshirt and hold a trombone. https://t.co/xPNEE681J4
— David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) October 29, 2017
Twitter went bonkers and made Fregoso's dream come true.
Then, this happened.
Naturally, Fregoso was ecstatic.
senior photos '18
— damaris ◟̽◞̽ (@postydamaris) January 13, 2018
An Emmy award nominee, Harbour lost the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama title to Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones on Tuesday.
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