There's an excellent chance you've spent your weekend in Hawkins, Indiana, but just in case you haven't been hanging out with Mike, Will, and the rest of the gang, then consider yourself forewarned that this article contains spoilers for Stranger Things Season 2. Namely, the relationship between a boy and his pet Demogorgan. Let's face it, D'Artagnan has a face that only Dustin could love on Stranger Things Season 2, but his attachment to the slimy, cat-eating creature he found in his trashcan has left the internet enamored. In fact, according to Twitter, Dustin and Dart are Stranger Things Season 2's best duo.
Sorry, Max and Lucas, Hopper and Eleven, and Mike and Will, but you guys have all been upstaged by Dustin and his kind of creepy, kind of cute pet from the Upside Down. It's not too surprising that the internet adores the unexpected duo. After all, Dustin and Dart are reminiscent of another mismatched pair from the '80s — Gizmo and Billy from Gremlins. Granted, Gizmo was furry and adorable until he got wet, but Dart had his own brand of cuteness. His love for 3 Musketeers bars was endearing, and that moment when he totally recognized Dustin was sweet enough to melt even the hardest of hearts.
Dart may have been a monster in the eyes of most people, but Dustin saw some good in him. And that's reason enough to love this duo, despite the whole cat-eating incident — at least it is according to the people of Twitter.
The Internet Was Not Prepared For Dart To Recognize Dustin
He knew who Dustin was, how was anyone supposed to be prepared for those feelings? Season 1 was all about the evil Demogorgan, but Dart wasn't evil, he was just misunderstood. Anything that can appreciate the awesomeness of Dustin can't be all bad.
Animal Lovers Couldn't Help But Relate To Dustin's Plight
OK, so Dart looked a little creepy, and he turned out to have some nutritional needs that Dustin couldn't meet with a good conscious, but all creatures deserve love. That includes ones that come from an alternate dimension, and true animal lovers understand this truth because they've been bringing home random creatures to keep as pets since they could walk.
Dustin & Dart's Fans Proved They're The Most Loyal
Dustin and Dart are forever. Even though they had an Old Yeller moment that left their fans bawling, the Dustin and Dart community is committed to this duo. Dart may be gone, but his love for Dustin was one of the true highlights of Season 2.
Their Final Scene Together Gave Twitter All The Feels
He just wanted to eat chocolate and hang out with Dustin. Was that too much to ask? No one wanted him to eat Mews, but everyone deserves a second chance. Dart, you really were a good boy, and Dustin will never forget you.
People Are Demanding Justice For Dart...
Sorry Barb, but this year it's all about Dart. The people will not rest until justice has been served, because he may not have been cuddly, but Dart was still the best pet alien a kid could ask for.
And Dreaming About Scenarios Where Dart & Dustin Can Be Besties Forever
Come on, Netflix, Dart and Dustin deserve a happy ending. They could be this generation's answer to Scooby and Shaggy. Give them an animated series, so that they can ride off into the sunset eating 3 Musketeers bars together forever.
Stranger Things Season 2 was full of memorable duos, but none of them could compare to the pure love between Dustin and his best pal Dart.