Over the course of their careers, idols maintain an unbreakable bond with their fans. From their very first stage to their first anniversary, and up to every other significant memory in-between, they share a handful of heartfelt moments that further prove the strength of their everlasting relationship.
Amidst some of these moments, idols are so thankful for the love and support they keep receiving from their fans that they can’t help but burst into tears either during a concert, a music show win, or a fan event. That being said, here are seven times fans made idols shed tears of gratitude.
1. When IU was cheered on by a single fan during a music show
When IU was performing “Good Day” on a music show, only one fan of hers was able to enter. The fan single-handedly took on the fan chant and screamed her lungs out, which got IU emotional during the performance. On that very day, the idol won first place and broke down in tears while thanking her fan for cheering her on. IU also shared that the fangirl inspired her to become a singer who can take care of her fans. (Starting 2:32)
2. When Super Junior’s Leeteuk, Kim Heechul, Kyuhyun, and Yesung watched ELFs’ nostalgic project
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Super Junior held their “Super Camp” fanmeeting tour. During the Bangkok event, they gathered to watch an ending project made by Thai ELFs. The fans took the idols back to the first time they set foot in Thailand, and expressed their feelings throughout the animated video project. The members were touched by the gesture, as Leeteuk, Heechul, Kyuhyun, and Yesung couldn’t hold back their tears.
to view the project with English subtitles.
3. When Apink’s Son Naeun was comforted by one of her fans
With their promotion period coming to an end, Apink was bidding Pandas farewell during their last fan sign. As they were sharing their final thoughts, Naeun couldn’t help but cry her heart out when one of the fans told her “Let’s go together for a long time.”
4. When BTS’s Suga, J-Hope, and Jungkook thanked ARMY during their concert
During the final concert of the “Wings” tour, Suga, Hoseok, and Jungkook became tearful as they shared their feelings with ARMY. They wholeheartedly expressed their happiness and gratitude towards their fans by thanking them for always being by their side, and they named them as the reason they were able to get this far.
5. When Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon, YoonA, and Yuri met a longtime SONE
During their 10th anniversary fan sign, Hyoyeon, YoonA, and Yuri met a loyal fan that has been with them since debut. This emotional encounter led the girls to tear up and express their gratitude multiple times to this veteran SONE as they exchanged a brief chat.
6. When EXO-CBX watched EXO-Ls’ moving project
During their 2018 “Magical Circus” tour, Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin sat down to watch the video project that Japanese EXO-Ls prepared for them. Granted, they couldn’t help but break into tears after watching the moving footage containing all the touching messages their fans left them as well as some precious CBX moments from their previous concerts.
7. When BLACKPINK’s Lisa was surprised by Blinks’ secret project
During her solo Moonshot fanmeeting in Thailand, Lisa was moved to tears when Thai Blinks surrounding her suddenly raised signs saying “Always Stay with Lisa,” and started singing BLACKPINK’s “Stay,” joined later by the idol who gratefully interacted with her fans.
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