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'Stranger Things' actor Gaten Matarazzo reveals delightful photo policy for fans

Gaten Matarazzo's Dustin has become a "Stranger Things" fan favorite for his endearing lisp, scrappy spunk and penchant for honest one-liners (“Man, these aren't real Nilla Wafers").

And happily, it turns out the curly-topped child actor is just as charming in real life.

On Tuesday, the 13-year-old took to his popular Instagram account to make an important announcement: "Every fan that stops me and asks me to take a picture with them, I will ask them to take a picture with me because they mean as much to me as I mean to them," Gaten graciously wrote.

The young star explained that the lucky recipient of his first photo request earned it for good reason: "This guy was awesome."

I got stopped again. Thank you for taking a picture with me.

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Gaten went on to share other 'grams featuring himself gamely posing with fans, whom he thanked and praised as "super sweet."

An appearance on Gaten's Instagram? We're pretty sure the only thing that could make us more excited would be discovering a giant stash of chocolate pudding.

This guy was really sweet thank you for stopping me to take a picture.

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But back to Gaten. Here are a few more!

Derek was awesome! He recognized me in the elevator it was pretty funny actually😂

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This was Doris she is super sweet.

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I got stopped hangin out with my buddy Finn. Reunited!

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