David Harbour actually got those yearbook photos with the fan who asked and the photos are everything

David Harbour actually got those yearbook photos with the fan who asked and the photos are everything

Getting your pictures taken for the school yearbook can be a frightful affair. You only get one shot, and that picture is going to be printed into a book that all your classmates will own and look through with scrutiny. So you want to make sure you practice your smiles at home (will you go with teeth showing or not?) and remember to brush your hair in the morning to get the best picture possible.

For high-school senior Damaris Fregoso, getting the perfect picture was all about having David Harbour – yes, as in the actor who plays Chief Hopper on Stranger Things – posing with her too.

Back in October, she took to Twitter to propose something that many people might've considered far-fetched, but she decided to give it a go. The high-school senior tagged the actor in her tweet, asking "@DavidKHarbour how many retweets for you take my senior photos with me".

And much to people's surprise, Harbour replied, saying: "25k. And I get to wear the school sweatshirt and hold a trombone." Fair bargain, if you ask me.

With the help of Stranger Things costar Noah Schnapp (who plays Will), the tweet attracted a lot of attention and fans retweeted it to try and help Damaris see out her yearbook dream. She reached the 25,000 goal in just one day, something Harbour was clearly surprised by.

With a nod to Eleven ("friends don't lie"), he followed through on his promise by asking Damaris to message him. But it's only just now that the photos have been released. Before you ask – yes, they are magnificent and yes, there was a trombone.

First, Harbour shared a sneak peek of what was to come, showing a picture of Damaris and the photographer, as well as the set of senior portrait rules. He even made a few inside jokes to Damaris' school, writing in the caption: "Don’t worry Ms. Esquivez. I believe we’ll meet all requirements for yearbook publication. And we won’t miss that submission due date. Go Warriors!"

A day later (and after he won the Critics Choice award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, no biggie) he posted a collage of the portrait photos, and they did not disappoint.

"Voted most likely to hijack someone’s high school senior photos 24 years later," he wrote in the caption. "Many thanks to @postydamaris and her kind family and @iamtommyg photography for making a dream come true and proving my high school classmates right!!"

Damaris herself also posted a few of her favourite of the shots on Instagram, including some of Harbour waving pom poms, giving her bunny ears, and holding the trombone.

And because she's a decent human and knows that we'd all die to meet him and hang out with him, she showed us what it was like behind the scenes too.

Her conclusion on the whole thing? "Well this is certainly something I didn't think would actually happen! David is such a sweet dude!"