If you didn’t know by now, David Harbour loves to set retweet contests on his Twitter. The Stranger Things star has officiated a wedding, taken a senior portrait with a high school fan, and can now add hanging out with penguins in Antarctica to his list of accomplishments. It all started when David tweeted at the environmental organization Greenpeace asking to send him “someplace to tell emperor penguins couples I think they have terrific parenting ideologies” and to “perhaps hone the Hopper dance with the males . . .” Greenpeace responded and told him he needed 200,000 retweets to make it happen. Just like that, the 42-year-old asked his followers, and they came through. He posted about his experience all over his social media.
“Thank you guys for sending me here. I am on a rock in Antarctica with a colony of gentoo penguins,” he said on Twitter with a huge smile on his face. “I thought this was going to be like a silly thing. I thought I was just going to dance with penguins but ultimately . . . it has turned into kind of another thing about protecting the Arctic waters . . . It sort of humbled me and my narcissism.”
Even though David got a bit of stage fright at first, he gave us what we’ve been waiting for: watching him do the Hopper dance surrounded by the beautiful penguins, who looked like they couldn’t be bothered. Watch it all go down in the video ahead.
here’s a petition to create the largest protected area in the world.@Greenpeace has 1M sigs.
let’s give them 1.8.
1 for every proposed square km
for the ‘guins.
here’s me dancing with them,
they don’t have netflix.@Greenpeace ? pic.twitter.com/jjLBk2XOIr
– David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) February 20, 2018