KUALA LUMPUR: Today marks the birthday of Jin, the hunky member of K-Pop sensation BTS.
And fans of the uber popular South Korean group, dubbed Army, have naturally been sharing their love for the music idol on Twitter.
According to Soompi, the list of worldwide trending topics was dominated after midnight by hashtags that included #OurEpiphanyJin, #HappyJinDay, #ShiningAndPreciousJin, #석진이는_온_세상의_빛 (Seokjin is the worldwide light) and his actual name Kim Seokjin.
The 26-year-old K-Pop star reciprocated the love by uploading a handwritten letter addressed to the Army in conjunction with his birthday.
In the caption, he wrote: “Thank you for your birthday wishes!”
Part of the letter read: “The fact that it’s my birthday makes me happy, but I think I’m even happier because I’m seeing our Army having fun because of my birthday, and doing fun things together on Twitter and our fan cafe. Army’s happiness is the happiest thing for me.”
Jin also commented on BTS’ big wins this year at the MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards, Asia Artist Awards and the recent Melon Music Awards, where the group took home six awards which included two of the grand prizes or daesangs.
He wrote: “I’m so, so happy about the Daesangs too but I really, really love the popularity awards that we received because of what Army does for us. Thank you so, so much, Army!”
Jin then expressed his sadness at not being able to do something special for the fans this year.
“Every year I’ve prepared something to entertain you, but this year I wasn’t able to prepare anything, which I’m sad about. In the future I’ll work harder so that I can try to always show you a good image and good content. I love you,” he said.
Not wanting to leave out his worldwide fans, the oldest BTS member added in English: “Sorry to my international Army that I am not good at English. But I love you.”
The other six members of BTS also celebrated his big day by following the group’s tradition of sharing fun and embarrassing photos of the birthday boy.