Stranger Things' Star, Family Help Special Needs Kids in North Texas
Article by: NBCDFW
September 05, 2016
In the hit Netflix series "Stranger Things," North Texas' Chester Rushing plays Tommy H., a high school student who's nothing but a grade-A jerk.
"I just read a Buzzfeed article about 'Stranger Things' and it said Tommy H. and (the character's girlfriend) Carol are the worst bullies in TV history," the Roanoke native laughed. "It's good to make people feel something and remember."
In real life, he's the complete opposite: eager to strike up a conversation with fans of the show, whose reaction he calls "very humbling," and raise awareness for a cause near and dear to his heart.
"I really do think it's important, now that we have a platform, to get in front of a bunch of people and speak out about certain things," Rushing said. "Or stand up for people who may not have a shoulder to lean upon."
For him, those people are children with special needs and their families.
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