“Stranger Things” Season 2 spoilers ahead.
The episodes introduced a bromance for the ages when Steve (Joe Keery) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) teamed up to deal with a stray pet-turned-monster situation. (Oh, Hawkins.) They soon bonded over baseball bats, bullies, and hair product, and before we knew it, their friendship was one of the most charming parts of Season 2. It even inspired tweets like the ones below.
Only thing I want after finishing Stranger Things 2 is a spin-off involving Steve and Dustin. 💰
— Colm Ahern (@Colm_Ahern) November 29, 2017
Could sit and watch Steve with Dustin all day. Just thinks it’s the cutest, sweetest thing in the world.
— Terri (@xLoneOutcastx) November 29, 2017
i didn’t even like steve at all until he and dustin were adorable
— ukuhaley🌻 (@hayblev) November 29, 2017
Steve: “how do you know it wasn’t just a Big lizard?”
Dustin: “how do I know it wasn’t just a Big lizard”
Steve: “ya how do you know”
Dustin: “because it’s face opened up and it ate my cat”
I love this friendship
Best ship in the show well friendship pic.twitter.com/U6dV4Hu4ET
— wayward Autumn (@StevesNancy1) November 29, 2017
Adorably, the two actors’ onscreen friendship carries over into real life. While Keery appeared on “Megyn Kelly Today” on Wednesday, he indicated that he, too, loved their scenes together.
“That was probably one of my favorite parts of the season,” Keery told Kelly of Steve and Dustin’s friendship.
When Kelly then described it as “the thing that we never knew that we always wanted,” Keery was quick to agree, saying he felt the same way.
Watch their exchange below, which also devotes ample time to his much-discussed hair.
“Stranger Things” Season 2 is available on Netflix.