Watch the Stranger Things kids pay a Father’s Day tribute to ‘dad’ Steve Harrington

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The cast of Stranger Things have paid tribute to Steve Harrington on Father’s Day, after the character became an unofficial dad to the gang.

During Season 2 of the Netflix show, Harrington (played by Joe Keery), became especially close to Dustin – and a good friend to the rest of the group.

And as the rest of the world paid tribute to their fathers, Steve got his deserved love-in too.

“I gotta say I thought you were gonna be my future brother-in-law, says Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler).

“But after Nancy dumped you… you know, you’re still part of the family.”

Unsurprisingly, the most tender tribute comes from Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin).

“Not only did you pump up Dustin’s hair, but you pumped him up, got him together,” Matarazzo says.

“Yelled at him like a good dad should, made sure he was doing what he was supposed to do. You protected him, you protected the other kids, and we just want to say thank you for that and say Happy Father’s Day.”

Meanwhile, NME recently caught up with Calpurnia, the band fronted by Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard.

Speaking about the struggle to combine the band with his day-job, he said: ” I remember going up on stage and plugging in [my guitar] to tune and hearing, ‘Where’s your girlfriend Eleven?’” Finn recalls. “I got one at Toronto and shut them down super hard – in a nice way. They said something like, ‘I love Stranger Things’ and I was like, ‘Cool man, I also like music, which is what’s happening right now.’”