ByElle McFarlane, writer at
'There's always someone younger and hungrier coming down the stairs after you.'
Elle McFarlane

With her cropped, Molly Ringwald-esq tresses, colossal librarian specs and a wardrobe inspired by a lumberjack trapped in an unflatteringly prudish sack of potatoes, Barb became 2016's most beloved fallen hero. Unjustly forgotten almost immediately by her on-screen Stranger Things counterparts, it's safe to say that the rest of us are only now beginning to adjust to a Barb-less existence.

But we need mourn no more because Redditor Jujuness has revealed that Barb is very much alive, and is currently a middle-aged nurse living out a peaceful Demogorgon-free life. Praises be!

After Jujuness's coworker, a flame-haired middle-aged woman also named Barb, brought in a senior photo of herself from the '80s, Jujuness immediately noticed the similarities between her and the Barb of the Stranger Things Universe.

Don't Believe Us? Check Out The Uncanny Similarities For Yourself:

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Going on to give her hungry fellow Redditors more information about Barb's life on this side of the 'Upside Down,' Jujuness said:

Watching your younger self being mauled horrifically by a demogorgon would prove a traumatic experience for anyone, we just hope modern-day Barb hasn't been too shaken up by the experience.


Would you rather dress like a lumberjack or a sack of potatoes?


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