These days it feels like most celebrities are only using their Instagrams to hawk home teeth-whitening systems and weight-loss teas. But not Gaten Matarazzo. The 13-year-old star of Netflix’s Stranger Things is crafting his digital brand in a way that is nothing short of being the last pure and good thing on the internet.
Yesterday, Matarazzo posted a selfie with a fan and a caption explaining his new photo series. “I’m starting a new thing. Every fan that stops me and asks me to take a picture with them, I will ask them to take a picture with me because they mean as much to me as I mean to them. This guy was awesome, I couldn’t resist having him be in the start of my new trend,” he wrote.
That was less than 24 hours ago. Since then, Matarazzo, (who in case you don’t watch the show is known for being the adorable, hat-wearing voice of reason among the show’s nerdy kid gang) has posted two more fan selfies and counting.
Here’s hoping this doesn’t take a turn for the Justin Bieber and leave the young star filled with too much bad energy from other people and refusing fan photos altogether. Stay gold, Gaten.