David Harbour has done it again. The Stranger Things actor has cemented his title as Twitter’s nicest person a long time ago: first when he exchanged retweets for appearing in a high school student’s senior photos and then when Twitter led him to officiate a wedding. But that doesn’t mean he has plans of stopping anytime soon. This time around he's succeeded in completing a third Twitter challenge, and this one will take him to Antarctica.
Harbour’s tried and true method of doing awesome things involves coming up with an idea and then asking his army of Twitter followers to reach a certain number of retweets so that he’ll agree to do it. However, this time the formula was slightly reversed: he asked Greenpeace how many retweets he would need in order for them to send him to meet some emperor penguins and do the classic Hopper dance with some of them.
Hey @Greenpeace , how many retweets to send me someplace to tell emperor penguin couples I think they have terrific parenting ideologies? Perhaps hone the Hopper dance with the males...— David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) January 21, 2018
It turns out Greenpeace was paying attention, and offered up the somewhat low price of 200k retweets in exchange for an Antarctic expedition.
Hmm, if you get over 200k we’ll ask the Captain if you can join our expedition to the Antarctic and dance with the penguins. #StrangerThings have happened https://t.co/qT78aIcKOw pic.twitter.com/LmmLceE17J— Greenpeace (@Greenpeace) January 22, 2018
Harbour called on his followers to help him achieve this latest milestone that he invented for himself.
Internet, listen...— David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) January 22, 2018
I’m a giver. I give and I give.
But now I need you.
I need 200k retweets to go dance with penguins.
Please retweet THIS TWEET.
A man needs his ‘guins. https://t.co/YN1XRrPGhp
And, rather predictably, they came through for him. In less than five hours, Harbour’s tweet was retweeted over 200,000 times and Harbour’s side of the deal was accomplished. “Internet… I think I love you,” Harbour wrote.
Internet...— David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) January 22, 2018
It took ya less than 5hrs.
I’m a little shaky n sweaty,
I’ve never said this to a multi-user weblike platform of tons of computers connected worldwide, but...
I think I love you
Hey @Greenpeace , your move...
It turns out Greenpeace was serious. Why else would Harbour be in the market for snow pants?
Fernando, thanks for protecting vital unheralded ecosystems in super cold places and everything but please leave the dancing to the professionals...🙄— David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) January 23, 2018
If you’ll excuse me. I gotta get some snow pants. https://t.co/s00z5abrZK
Harbour will obviously document the entire trip on his social media feeds, and hopefully raise awareness for the environment and the work that Greenpeace does to protect it. He’s already dropping some golden nuggets of content on his Instagram with his patented Hopper dance (if it isn’t patented, it should be) in some snazzy pants.
Harbour will be meeting penguins in Antarctica in February with Greenpeace, and it’s all because he’s a good actor who earned a loyal following online who will do anything for him. What have you done with your day?