David Harbour did his Hopper dance with a bunch of penguins, and it may just be the internet's finest creation
David Harbour is officially our most favorite person in the history of ever.
The world already recognizes David Harbour as a phenomenal dancer (Chief Hopper’s signature moves, anyone?), a brilliant actor — he won a SAG Award and was nominated for an Emmy — and a Twitter fairy godfather, after fulfilling wishes of yearbook appearances and, even better, officiating weddings. But from now on, everyone will know him as the man who traveled to Antarctica to dance with penguins.
For context: Back in January, roles were reversed when it was Harbour’s turn to urge the good people of the internet to award him some retweets. The Stranger Things star asked Greenpeace how many retweets he needed for the environmental organization to send him to a place where he can “hone the Hopper dance” with some emperor penguins.
Greenpeace replied that if David Harbour collected over 200,000 retweets, it would “ask the Captain if you can join our expedition to the Antarctic.”
Less than five hours later, the internet granted his wish! Because 1) who wouldn’t want to see Harbour do the Hopper amongst some v. cute animals, and 2) sometimes, the internet truly is the most magical place.
Fast forward to yesterday, February 19th, Harbour finally gave everyone the pleasure of watching him boogie with the penguins, or ‘guins as he would call them.
Is it the cutest thing ever, or the cutest thing ever??
Before doing the Hopper with the penguins, Harbour posted a video with the caption “stagefright,” saying that he didn’t want to go through with the dance at first after learning about the state of the region.
Of course, David Harbour being David Harbour, he still fulfilled his promise and danced with the ‘guins.
He also used it an opportunity to put the spotlight on ProtectTheAntarctic.org, a Greenpeace initiative created to help protect the Antarctic ocean.
Thank you, David Harbour, for protecting the people of Hawkins and for saving the world, one shimmy at a time.