Stranger photoshoot: David Harbour crashes fan's high school yearbook pics

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Jan 16, 2018

Mornings are for coffee and contemplation ... and crashing someone's yearbook photoshoot. David Harbour (Chief Jim Hopper on Netflix's Stranger Things) proved to be a man of his word by upholding his end of a bargain struck back in October, making a guest appearance in someone's senior high school photos.

It all began with a tweet from Damaris Esquivez (damaris fregoso on Instagram), a student at Orestimba High School in Newman, California, who asked Harbour how many retweets it would take to get him to take photos with her. Harbour replied that if she got 25,000 he'd do it on the stipulations that he would get to wear a high school sweatshirt and carry a trombone in the pictures.

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Damaris succeeded and then some, with over 30,000 retweets, and Harbour ended up in her photos, which he and Damaris both shared on Instagram. "Voted most likely to hijack someone’s high school senior photos 24 years later," goes Harbour's caption, which fails to mention that the trombone part of the deal was certainly upheld. 

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Two days before, Damaris preceded the posting of the senior photos with a compilation of pictures and videos of her and her family meeting Harbour at Netflix's headquarters. "Hey, what's up? Nice to meet you. This is so hilarious!" comments the 42-year-old actor upon meeting her. Another video shows him waving pom-poms over her head as photos are taken. On the same day, Harbour posted a photo to his own Instagram, assuring Damaris that they'd make the senior photo deadline. 

Harbour, a very lighthearted dude on social media, got to cut loose as the jaded (not to mention drinking and chain-smoking) Chief Hopper in Season 2 of Stranger Things when he adopted Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) as a surrogate daughter. The moment when he jams to Jim Croce's "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" was almost immediately turned into a .gif. The actor was recently nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, which he sadly did not win. 

SYFY WIRE reached out to Damaris and Harbour for comment, but did not immediately get a response.