The young actors from Stranger Things have been charming us for months, both in and out of our Netflix binge sessions, so it was about time they paid a visit to the White House — it's practically become a rite of passage these days for pop culture's most beloved figures.
Earlier this month, the kids got their chance when they attended the first-ever South by South Lawn (SXSL) festival, "where changemakers, activists, and artists came together on the White House South Lawn to share how they're changing their communities."
The show shared video from the visit on its social media this week. During the event, Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), and Finn Wolfhard (Mike) attended the third annual White House Student Film Festival, along with Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers. Brown called the young filmmakers "so talented" and told them, "You guys are inspiring me also, so thank you."
The kids even got a one-on-one meeting with President Obama himself. The commander-in-chief told them he "enjoyed the show" and praised its message of friendship. "You guys were hanging tight," he said. "I liked the fact that you guys were looking out for each other and stuff. That was cool."
See their meeting and more from the festival below: