Warning: This post contains spoilers for the third season of Stranger Things. Stop reading if you have not seen it yet.
• The new character Stranger Things Alexei loves Slurpees.
• The 11th of July (7/11) is, as you may know, the day's free day at 7-Elevens across the country.
• Strange Things Fans pay tribute to Alexei's favorite drink on social media.
Alexei, the Russian scientist who became a cult favorite, may have taken us in the middle of the third season of Stranger Things (RIP, he was too pure for this world). but his memory and his new favorite drink (even "shit strawberry") will live on in our hearts.
When Free Slurpee Day arrived at 7-Elevens across the country, people this year had additional motivation to look for an icy, delicious drink: Stranger Things 3 definitely put it in the foreground Our heads ,
And with a request from the official Stranger Things Twitter account ("Please find it in your heart today to answer with a Cherry Slurpee for Alexei," the show tweeted) responses flew in , with people paying tribute to their fallen carnival-loving Russian prince.
Slurpee images were not the only currency flying around. The fans also exchanged very funny Alexei memes and paid tribute to the man himself, his favorite drink and the grief when he was left behind.
He and Murray (who of course was used to support the translation) were so close! The bromance that was stolen from us. Imagine how lucky Alexei was with his Woody Woodpecker in one hand and a Corndog by Murray in the other. Robbed. We were absolutely robbed.