‘Stranger Things’ Star Joseph Quinn Brought to Tears in Viral TikTok

Actor Joseph Quinn, who played the role of Eddie Munson in season four of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” could be seen wiping tears from his eyes in a viral TikTok after a fan gave a message of appreciation to him at a convention.

The TikTok was posted on July 11 by a user called @munsonenthusiast and currently has 18.8 million views.

In the video, Quinn could be seen sitting down on stage during one of his scheduled appearances at the London Film and Comic Con — a three-day event to honor fan-favorite TV shows and movies held in the Olympia London exhibition center.

Quinn appeared to be answering questions from the audience in the video, when one fan who was out of shot could be heard addressing the actor, saying, “Mine’s not really a question, it’s just more of an extension of gratitude really. I’m sure a lot of us have heard what happened yesterday, whether it’s true or not, about how you were treated.”

It is unclear what incident the fan was referring to. Neither Quinn nor London Film and Comic Con representatives immediately responded to Insider’s request for comment.

The fan continued, “I just wanted to say, thank you from all of us. We’re really grateful that you’re sharing your time. Thank you for signing our things, for spending time with us, for making our summer. I think that we’ve all really connected with Eddie for one reason or another. Whether we liked his music taste or that he is the outsider, like you mentioned. I think all of us are part of Eddie.”

She also said that she had a brief interaction with Quinn at the convention and he was “nice” to her and her guide dog. “We’ve all traveled far because we all really connected with you as well, and you really made our weekend.”

When the fan finished speaking in the video, the crowd could be heard clapping and cheering, and Quinn could be seen wiping tears from his face before saying, “Ah why’d you do that?” just before the clip ended.

Many commenters under the video expressed praise for Quinn and his character. “We are all Eddie!” one comment with 27,000 likes said. Another comment with 9,000 likes read, “he’s the sweetest man! I wish I got a chance to meet him.”

Other commenters expressed admiration for the fan for being so kind and bold by making her speech.

“The girl who is brave enough to hold a whole speech to her idol, honestly protect her, she deserves the world,” said one top comment with 113,000 likes. “The girl worded everything beautifully,” another top comment with 288,000 likes said.

Quinn began his acting career in 2011 by starring in one-off and recurring roles in TV shows such as “Game of Thrones” and “Howards End.” In 2022, he starred in “Stranger Things” season four in the role of Eddie Munson, a heavy metal music-lover who runs the Dungeons and Dragons club at the fictional Hawkins High School.

After the latest season of the show aired in May, Quinn quickly became a fan favorite, with some viewers of the show posting tributes to him on TikTok and referring to themselves as the “Eddie Munson cult.”

A remixed TikTok sound, featuring the words, “Chrissy, wake up,” one of Quinn’s well-known lines from the show, has gone viral on the platform and has been used in more than 223,000 videos.

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