The Internet Is Obsessed With Alexei From ‘Stranger Things’ And These 12 Memes Prove It

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Entertainment, Netflix
Published 09.07.19
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This article contains Stranger Things season 3 spoilers.

Stranger Things 3 has gone down an absolute storm since it landed on Netflix last week.

It’s sitting pretty on 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s already smashed Netflix’s viewing record after its first four days.

However, despite meeting a tragic end,  lovably cheery Russian scientist Alexei has firmly cemented his title of hero in the internet’s eyes.

A quick trip to the r/StrangerThings subreddit is enough to tell you his memory is alive and well – and here’s the best memes to prove it.

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In case you were wondering, Alexei Smirnoff is played by Kiev-born British actor, Alec Utgoff.

Alec has been in a number of different productions including Spooks, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and San Andreas.

Following the popularity of Alexei on Stranger Things, Alec has gained a lot of new followers on Instagram. He later wrote on the platform to thank the fans:

‘Thank you everyone for your warm welcome and support!!! I was really touched that you enjoyed our arc and resonated with the character.’

God bless you Alexei.

Images via Reddit

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