15 best Stranger Things quotes to live by

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“I don’t want you to get hurt at all. And I don’t wanna lose you. Just make sure you heat up some real food. Not just Eggos.” – Hopper

Episode: “The Spy”

During season 2, Hopper takes on a father-figure role for Eleven who never really had a father of her own (at least one who cared for her and didn’t just use her like Dr. Brenner did). Hopper is the kind of father who is strict with Eleven, but at the end of the day, he just wants to protect her and keep her safe. While the two may argue quite a bit about just how much freedom Eleven should have while she is still in danger, they really do care for and love each other.

This truth comes in this line from Hopper where he breaks down and reveals to her that, yes, indeed he does view her as a daughter, does care for her and  just wants to make sure nothing happens to her. Hopper’s sometimes harsh demeanor just comes from a place of lose. He has already lost one daughter in his life and he certainly doesn’t want to lose another.

And of course like any good Dad, Hopper knows what Eleven’s favorite foods are, namely those delicious Eggo waffles, but he always knows that sometimes kids need to eat not just their favorite foods but what is healthy for them.

In the end, although Hopper knows that he has to go out into the world and try to save the town that he loves from whatever is terrorizing it this week, he still is going to make sure that his little girl has some real food to eat.