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Screengrab via Gaten Matarazzo/Instagram

The start of a ‘new trend.’

If you’ve seen Stranger Things, you’ll probably remember Dustin as the kid who helps the boys stay optimistic when things get… ominous, to say the least. 

It turns out Gaten Matarazzo, the actor who plays Dustin, is just as sweet as his character. 

On his Instagram account Tuesday, 13-year-old Matarazzo announced a new rule for fans who stop him on the street to take a photo: He gets to take his own selfie with them, too. 

“I’m starting a new thing,” Matarazzo wrote. “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.”

As day one of his experiment rolled on, he seemed to get more comfortable with the people he was meeting, sharing little tidbits with his followers about what they were like. 

I got stopped again. Thank you for taking a picture with me.

A photo posted by Gaten Matarazzo (@gatenm123) on

Derek was awesome! He recognized me in the elevator it was pretty funny actually😂

A photo posted by Gaten Matarazzo (@gatenm123) on

He even stopped to snap a pic while out to dinner with co-star Finn Wolfhard.

I got stopped hangin out with my buddy Finn. Reunited!

A photo posted by Gaten Matarazzo (@gatenm123) on

Extremely cute stuff.

H/T Refinery29

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