This article contains spoilers for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3.
It may have been difficult to see through the tears, but the outfit Eleven has on while she reads her "dad" Jim Hopper’s letter in one of the final scenes of Stranger Things Season 3 actually pays tribute to his life. Did you catch it?
Though Eleven (played by Millie Bobby Brown) develops a hip new look this season, she is shown at the end wearing a large yellow flannel.
This normally wouldn’t be a big deal, as she is new the fashion game and all, but as Good Housekeeping reports, this shirt has a deeper sentimental value.
Remember when Eleven ran away to Chicago Season 2? Well, Twitter user @juliafhymluna brought to light that this yellow flannel is actually the same shirt that reminded Eleven of home, her friends, and of course, Hopper (played by David Harbour), before returning back to Hawkins.
And to pour some salt into the wound, Eleven is also wearing a blue hair-tie on her wrist while she reads his letter, the same one that Hopper’s daughter, Sara, had on before she died. Hopper kept it as a memento, and then gifted the tie to Eleven, who wears it now to remember him.
I’m not crying. You’re crying.
Though it is not certain that Hopper is actually dead, it is a testament to the care put into the show that Eleven would be wearing this outfit while reading the letter.