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The Heartwarming Hopper Moment Cut From ‘Stranger Things 2’

If you’ve read past the spoiler warning then it’s safe to say that you have finished watching the amazing second season of Netflix’s pride and joy Stranger Things 2. It was a fantastic season of twists, turns and… father figures? First, there was Steve who had the perfect story this season of teaming up with the kids to help destroy the Upside Down and ultimately becoming a better parent to them than their real parents.

The real treat, however, was watching last season’s (and some of this season’s) surly and standoffish Hopper take on the role of father figure to Eleven, who he took under his wing in between seasons 1 and 2. He did everything he could to protect her and keep her safe from all of the threats of Hawkins. Swoon.

It wasn’t always easy and they definitely butted heads on more than one occasion but at the end of the day, they both were able to form their own little adorable family.

He even made it official in the season finale, adopting Eleven making her Jane Hopper.

Well, David Harbour who plays Hop recently brought to our attention a heartwarming scene that was cut from the Snow Ball episode and it’s enough to make your heart completely burst.

If you recall Joyce and Hop share a scene outside of the Snow Ball and one fan was able to pick up a small detail from a behind the scenes photo to open up the gate of happy tears!

As if anything could get any sweeter than these two.

In a recent interview with Insider, Harbour explained a fan had discovered a photo of him from the Snow Ball scene but he is wearing a tie, but in the final cut, he is not.

Someone (online) caught me in an off-camera thing and I have a tie on. The idea was perhaps that Hopper even puts on a tie for the first time in 20 years to bring his adopted daughter to this dance. So I think Hopper put a lot of effort and work into it.

Here’s the tweet in question:

And here’s another angle of what Hop was actually wearing

To make the fact that Hopper wanted to take El to the dance even better, Harbour also answered the guy on Twitter saying that it was actually his idea. Still swooning.

The Snow Ball episode also made fans immediately emotional when they realized that is was Hop who helped El get all dressed up for the dance.

Eleven Stranger Things 2 Snow Ball dress brighter

After having lost his daughter, it was so beautiful to watch Hopper take El under his wing and be the amazing father that he already was and the amazing father that El deserves and I, for one, cannot wait to watch these two in the next season!

Related:

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The ‘Stranger Things’ Honest Trailer is Pretty Much ‘The Hangover’ but with Kids

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Casey is a TV junkie currently living in Raleigh, NC. She studied Writing & Media Communication at James Madison University (go dukes!) and currently works in the pharmaceutical field. Constantly wanting to talk about television and learn more about her favorite shows led her to discovering the joy of recaps. From there, she combined her love of TV and writing to become a recapper for FanFest.