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What happened to Joseph Quinn at Comic Con? Video of Stranger Things star crying wins hearts online

Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn teared up on the London Comic-Con stage (Image via @hellfirelover/Twitter and Netflix)
Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn teared up on the London Comic-Con stage (Image via @hellfirelover/Twitter and Netflix)

Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn became emotional at the London Film and Comic Con after a fan praised him for being "nice" to her in a "meet and greet" held the previous day.

The video was uploaded to Twitter by user @hellfirelover.

no it makes me so happy that joe quinn knows how much we love him and also appreciate him for giving us eddie like he deserves the world for real https://t.co/dKlQnrEYzp

In the fourth season of Netflix's Stranger Things, Quinn played the role of Eddie Munson. He was the leader of the Hellfire Club — an official D&D club at Hawkins High — and was part of a band called Corroded Coffin, where he played the electric guitar.

The video went viral within a few hours, with fans pouring out their love for the actor.


Joseph Quinn became emotional over a loving message shared by a fan

In the now-viral video, Joseph Quinn is seen sitting on the stage, answering questions from fans, when a woman is heard saying:

"Mine's not really a question, it's just more an extension of gratitude."

She continued by praising the actor for being welcoming to his fans and sympathized with him over a bad experience from the previous day. She added:

"A lot of us have heard of what happened yesterday, whether it's true or not, about how you were treated. I really want to say, we're really greatful that you're sharing your time. Thank you for signing our things, for spending time with us and making our summer."

She also spoke about how fans relate to his Stranger Things character in different aspects and love him for the part that he played:

"I think we've all connected to Eddie for one reason or another. Wheather we like his taste in music, or that he's the outsider. I think all of us are a part of Eddie. We've travelled far because we really connected with you as well and you made our weekend."

She then shared her personal experience of meeting the actor and expressed her gratitude towards him.

After she finished her speech, Quinn wiped away his tears and joked, saying:

"Why'd you do that?"

The audience ended up laughing at his comment.


"This man deserves the world": Fans express their love for the actor on social media

Fans across the globe sent their love to the actor and appreciated the woman in the video, saying that the video is "heartwarming" and should be "treasured."

Joseph Quinn crying because of all the love he has received........ please this man deserves the world
I just saw the videos about #JosephQuinn crying over the fan speech which is truly heartwarming indeed even my dad cried watching this like this is so treasured moment that he didn't expect that he's going to be loved so much! aww he deserved the world and everything! 🥺🥺💖💖 © https://t.co/1EPjupiu8l
Crying over Joseph Quinn again!Who is this girl speaking because she has literally told Joe exactly what everyone else has wanted to tell him! He is so precious and so kind. He deserves the world #JosephQuinn #StrangerThings twitter.com/mega_intense/s…
i am once again crying over joseph quinn https://t.co/xIZwSUnXmA
That video of Joseph Quinn crying at comic con? Im so sad rn
omg i just saw a video of joseph quinn from comic con and this person was talking and he started crying it was so cute i’m tearing up
joseph quinn crying at that girls extension of gratitude at whatever con i’m a puddle he is just so sweet god
That video of Joseph Quinn sobbing has me crying. It's so sad how people forget celebs are human sometimes.
joseph quinn cried at a con when someone said something kind to him?? a man? crying in public??? at kindness? https://t.co/cPErq7cmO4

Many others also shared videos or anecdotes of meeting him and spoke about how he must be getting overwhelmed with the amount of love he is receiving from fans.

met joseph quinn again, thanked him for eddie and told him what eddie meant to me, a queer trans man, and he pulled me into a hug, wouldn’t let me go when i went to pull away, when he did pull away he held the back of my head looked me in the eye and said “you’re ok”
I AM LEGIT CRYING MYSELF CAUSE JOSEPH QUINN MUST HAVE JUST GOTTEN TO A POINT THAT HE CAN'T BELIEVE THE AMOUNT OF LOVE HE'S RECEIVING AND HE'S JUST CRYING

Some fans even shared a desire to fight the people who allegedly upset the actor.

Twitter user @kirstyelise wrote:

"Not to be a simp, but Joseph Quinn crying after being treated like sh*t at a comic con is making want to start swinging on those organizers. Let this man enjoy his moment."
Not to be a simp, but Joseph Quinn crying after being treated like shit at a comic con is making want to start swinging on those organizers. Let this man enjoy his moment.

There is no concrete information on what inconvenience Joseph Quinn had to face. However, on an online forum called Showmasters, an attendee claimed that the convention oversold tickets for his meet and greet and treated him rudely for spending too much time with each fan.

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Edited by Upasya Bhowal
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