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Hidden Stranger Things 2 detail that might make you cry

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Sep 3, 2019, 8:21 AM EDT (Updated)

Bingeing Netflix's Stranger Things 2 was certainly the best way to stay spoiler-free, but it also means you might've missed some details in your sleep-deprived state. But have no fear, it's not 1984. We have the Internet, where fans can create memes and break down every single moment of a show. That's how we know about this tiny detail that has to do with Hopper's blue bracelet.

In Season 2 of Stranger Things, we got to see Sheriff Jim Hopper (David Harbour) hiding Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in his cabin to keep her safe from those who would want to harm her. Over the course of several episodes, we saw the bond between the characters become more like that of a parent/child relationship -- for better or worse. That bond makes this easter egg noticed by some fans on Reddit especially heartwarming.

Toward the end of Season 1, we saw a flashback to Hopper with his daughter where she is wearing a blue hair tie.


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As she gets sicker, she loses her hair, and Hopper can be seen wearing the blue hair tie as a bracelet. Harbour tweeted this when fans asked if the reason for his bracelet had been revealed yet:

So now let's flash-forward to Stranger Things 2. Hopper took care of Eleven and has even become a sort of father figure in her life. At least, a way better one than Papa ever was. Anyway, fans noticed that Hopper's blue bracelet was now being worn by Eleven in the dance scene at the end of the finale.


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Obviously, we can assume Hopper passed on this significant item to Eleven -- a sure sign of their strong bond and his fatherly feelings towards her. They've certainly got plenty of issues to work out, but it's heartwarming to see Hopper and Eleven both able to move forward.

With all of the explicit nods and references within the show, it's nice to see some small details taken into account as well. Bravo!

(via io9)