'Happy Birthday Jin': ARMYs complete #MoonForJin display, BTS' Kim Seokjin overwhelmed
ARMYs went all out to make the "hyung" (oldest brother) of BTS, Jin, feel extremely special. As the BTS LA concert came to an end, fans decided to surprise Jin with the #MoonForJin Project to celebrate his birthday. BTS had a rocking four days with fans after they got to meet their beloved ARMY (BTS fandom) in person for the first time in two years at LA’s SoFi Stadium in the US. December 2 marked the fourth and final day of the concert, just two days away from '"World Wide Handsome" Jin’s birthday. ARMY could not let this special occasion go unmarked, of course.
ARMYs usually celebrate the day by doing something special for the singer every year. This time around, the occasion was perfect and so was the timing. So kudos for those who came up with the 'Moon For Jin' project. Several ARMYs made a special paper cover for Army Bombs (BTS’ official lightstick) and cut out the shape of a moon over it so that the lightstick reflected only the Moon for Jin’s birthday.
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The song, ‘Moon’ from BTS’ fourth studio album, ‘Map of the Soul: 7,’ is a single sung by Jin alone. Fans of BTS know that in this particular song, Jin called ARMYs the planet Earth and called himself the Moon that revolves around ARMYs who are the center of his life. At the concert, fans also spelled Jin’s name using ARMY BOMBs, the official lightstick for BTS, as the entire crowd sang "Happy Birthday" for the singer. Reaction videos of Jin getting emotional and overwhelmed by the special gesture from ARMYs went viral on Twitter. Fans all over the world were able to see this in a live broadcast online.
Jin spoke about how he felt when fans did something so special for him, saying, “And then we did the wave, I saw the Moons with the ARMY bombs, and it’s really moving.” Jin thanked fans as he said, “Actually, I was really surprised today. Of course, I have received so much from you, but we’ve just been preparing these events. I didn’t think I’d be able to receive something this special from you.”
The final day of the concert saw Jin wearing an RJ (his cartoon icon) headband and even though he turns 30, he explained how ARMYs give him the confidence to do all the childish things he likes to do as they enjoy his actions more than he does himself at times. He said, “It’s embarrassing, but I think I’ll keep on thinking about new things I can do. And I want to say thank you because you always fill me with confidence, and you always make me feel confident. I love you ARMY. Thank you.”
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Jin has the Damoceles sword hanging above him, in a way, as he celebrates every new birthday. Being the oldest member of the biggest boy band in the world from South Korea comes with its own challenges and so is the case for Jin. BTS’ Jin (Kim Seokjin) has been asked about his decision to enlist in the military time and again and has faced the question with utmost sincerity as he has oftentimes declared that he is willing to go when they call him to enlist and he wants to fulfill his duty towards his country.
However, BTS is at an all-time high right now. If Jin goes away for an extended period of time, the group would be forced to function without him. However, in some ways, the group has made its name and fame by becoming a united band of 7 idols who all bring different but equally important qualities to the table — this is why fans as well as members of the group always talk about how "BTS is 7."
Fans hope that when the time comes for Jin to enlist he will not be separated from his members and all 7 members of BTS will enlist together.
'He deserves entire galaxy'
Fans started talking about the initiative and said how Jin deserved all the love he gets. One fan said, 'THIS IS SO PRECIOUS." Another fan said, "Happy birthday to our moon. Jin we love you always." One more fan said, "Armys who worked so hard for the #LAHeartsJin and #MoonForJin projects you guys are the best. Thank you so much for this day. Will never forget it in this lifetime. YOU GUYS MADE SEOKJIN FEEL SO SPECIAL AND HAPPY."
One ARMY said, "Got our stuff for the #MoonForJin and Hearts For Jin project!!!" One fan said, "Seokjin’s reaction to the #MoonForJin project. this is such a precious moment." Another fan said, "D4 was amazing. Happy birthday Jin." One fan said, "Happy Birthday to our moon! He deserves the whole galaxy!" Another fan said, "Everyoneeeee thank you for making Jin so happy, i had tears in my eyes #MoonForJin was so awesome thank you to all the ARMYs at SoFi. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JINNIE MY LOVE!"
Happy birthday to our moon. Jin we love you always 😘#HappyBirthdayJin #MoonForJin pic.twitter.com/yZ7N24Jd5L— 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗶, 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗧𝗦 (@armybabessz) December 3, 2021
Armys who worked so hard for the #LAHeartsJin and #MoonForJin projects you guys are the best. Thank you so much for this day. Will never forget it in this lifetime. YOU GUYS MADE SEOKJIN FEEL SO SPECIAL AND HAPPY. ❤🐹 #HappyJinDay pic.twitter.com/bYkOuAUm4I— Wanda Maximoff ~Happy Jin Day 🐹🎂 (@inluvwithjinnie) December 3, 2021
got our stuff for the #MoonForJin and Hearts For Jin project!!! pic.twitter.com/MN6gKdRfR8— caitlin⁷ had severe pcd 🐸 (@jimingmfu) December 2, 2021
seokjin’s reaction to the #MoonForJin project. this is such a precious moment 🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/E1uY44tAok— ᴮᴱ𝐼 ⁷ 💜 (@stigmavkth) December 3, 2021
Who’s ready!! #MoonForJin pic.twitter.com/hni03Q0UW2— rea ♡ MADE JIN HAPPY CRY 🌙💗 (@jinyeolvu) December 3, 2021
D4 was amazing. Happy birthday Jin 💜 #MoonForJin @minnie_muffins pic.twitter.com/GQsWbeXuUh— roro⁷ is seeing bts! (@letitroro) December 3, 2021
Happy Birthday to our moon! He deserves the whole galaxy! 💜💕#PTD_ON_STAGE_LA #PTD_ON_STAGE_LA_Day4 #PTD_ON_STAGE #PTD_ON_STAGE_LA_D4 #JINDAY #MoonForJinLA #MoonForJin pic.twitter.com/9H7rMNq1Bp— Alexa's Blog 🐻🌸🇰🇷 (태형의 여자친구) (@AlexasBlog2) December 3, 2021
everyoneeeee thank you for making Jin so happy, i had tears in my eyes 😭 #MoonForJin was so awesome thank you to all the ARMYs at SoFi 🥺💜— meg(UGH!)n 🌙 #MoonForJin (@megseokjin) December 3, 2021
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JINNIE MY LOVE!!!! 🌙 pic.twitter.com/fNaK9XHUFw