Wipe away those tears — Sean Astin says there’s no need for #JusticeForBob

One of the best additions to Stranger Things this year was Sean Astin. You know, the ’80s icon and the Goonies star. (And if you haven’t watched Stranger Things Season 2, now might be a good time to look away…)

But TV gods giveth, TV gods taketh away, and by the end of Season 2, poor Bob Newby was no more. We’re pretty accustomed to traumatic deaths on Stranger Things at this point, but Bob’s death still inspired a #JusticeForBob campaign — basically the new #JusticeForBarb. Like Barb, we def feel Bob was equally lovely and equally undeserving of such a terrible death, or a death at all.

However, Sean Astin says there’s no need for the campaign! And his reason why is pretty touching, TBH.

Astin feels that Bob’s death was tragic, but it’s one the character would be proud of. And there’s no need to find justice for him, because he already had it.

"He died in the line of duty. Bob had a skill set equal to the moment, and he did his job to save his girl and her family because he knew how, so that’s it," he said in an interview with Variety. "It’s a sad, tragic death."

He also has a better idea for a Bob memoriam hashtag.

And we’re super on board with this, even if we’re tearing up a little thinking about scrolling through it.

"It might be nice to have a little moment for him, but they gave him that, too — that little drawing that Will does of Bob Newby, Superhero. That’s a better hashtag than #JusticeForBob. Everybody knows what Bob did, and Bob died heroically."

Ugh, Bob. Rest in peace.

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