It was perhaps inevitable for ~the Russians~ to enter the plot as the bad guys in the '80s world of Stranger Things, but what was not expected was just how much we would grow to love one (1) of them. Netflix That's right, I'm talking about Alexei! Netflix Amongst all the cardboard cutout Evil Russians (and Evil Scientists), he's a much-needed pure and wholesome example of both. He's a super smart, gentle and patient soul who manages to break down complex science for American dinguses who don't even speak his language. Netflix He is also a discerning slurpee connoisseur. Netflix And basically just wants to watch the Looney Tunes all the time... Netflix ...when he's not enjoying other American fun. Netflix He just wants to believe there's good in the world. Netflix And he proves that there is. Netflix Look how happy he is about it!! Netflix (I'm not ready to talk about what comes immediately after this just yet.) Alexei even wins over Murray, who hates Russians with his whole conspiracy theorist brain! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Netflix Just like he won over the hearts of literally anyone watching Stranger Things 3. stardustbillie.tumblr.com deadpoetfaith.tumblr.com byelerbitch.tumblr.com I mean, he's so damn meme-able (a sure sign of a Good Character). maggie @joshssmiling hop- "hes a cHiLd mUrDeReR" alexei- #StrangerThings3 06:57 AM - 09 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite stardustbillie.tumblr.com And...okay here goes...HE DESERVED BETTER. 𝐋𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐚𝐰 𝐒𝐓𝟑 @sqftestbyers #StrangerThings nobody: still nobody: me: ALEXEI WAS A PURE BABY WHO WAS SCARED AND JUST WANTED TO WATCH LOONEY TUNES AND DRINK CHERRY SLURPEES. WHY COULDN’T THEY LET HIM BE HAPPY AND EAT CORNDOGS WITH MURRAY WHY??! HE DESERVED HAPPINESS AND HAPPINESS ONLY 03:56 PM - 08 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Alex🌻 @Alexamatcha OMG ALEXEI PLS TELL ME MORE U WON! YOU WON ALEXEI I’LL BUY YOU CHERRY SLURPEE, I’L BUY U THE FUCKING SLURPEE MÁCHINE #StragerThings3 #AlexeiDeservedBetter 11:53 PM - 06 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite tweedledum @nessaarosee23 #alexeideservedbetter :/ why all the good ones have to die 07:37 AM - 06 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite IT'S JUST NOT FAIR. behindblackscreenofsingularity.tumblr.com good-vibes-and-glitter.tumblr.com Floreya @floreyalol How to go from joy to extreme sadness in less than 3 seconds ..... #StrangerThings 03:12 AM - 10 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite WHY COULDN'T WE KEEP HIM??!??!?! fanfrick-and-beyond.tumblr.com Robin’s Scoop🍦 @RobinsScoopST Just wanted to take a minute to say fuck this dude for killing Alexei he just wanted a cherry slurpie 😭 #StrangerThings #Alexei #AlexeiDeservedBetter 02:09 PM - 07 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Pour one (cherry slurpee) out for Alexei, gone far too soon. Michelle Ferrulli @michferrulli #strangerthings3 #strangerthings #alexeideservedbetter #alexei Me explaining The 7/11 worker why I'm crying while buying a cherry slurpee 05:15 PM - 08 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite *cries forever* Lucy Simpson @LucySimpson2000 I’ll be having a cherry slurpee for Alexei tonight #strangerthings #AlexeiDeservedBetter 01:56 PM - 06 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Obsessed with Stranger Things? Check out all of our coverage here!