Tempest Hanbin: Fan donates $18k to build schools to celebrate singer's debut
Talk about making a big impact and Tempest's Hanbin takes the cake. The member of the rookie boy group from Yuehua Entertainment made his debut on March 2 with the mini-album ‘It’s Me, It’s We’ and fans really could not keep calm. Not only was Hanbin one of the few members of Tempest to establish his fandom ahead of his debut, but the singer also made history by becoming the first K-pop idol to come from Vietnam.
Tempest's Hanbin made an impact after he was part of the Mnet survival show ‘I-Land’ but did not make it to the end of the show, which meant he was unable to join Enhypen. His experience on the program brought him a ton of dedicated fans and now, a 40-year-old fan of Hanbin has donated $18k to a good cause in his name.
hanbin, 24, the first ever vietnamese kpop male idol. pic.twitter.com/1qiCkrqoNH— vie ♡ (@for_hubi) March 2, 2022
Hanbin’s fan donates $18k to two small schools in his name
A fan of Hanbin, Phoebe, who goes by her Twitter handle HanbinNgo1998, has donated 160 million Vietnamese dong ($7042) to build classrooms for a group of 25 children in Hanbin’s hometown. It has also been reported that the fan spent around 10 million Vietnamese dong ($440) to donate warm clothing for the children. She also donated other articles of basic necessity like water filters and gift bags that included items like milk packets, cookies, candy, and more to the young kids on the day of the inauguration of the school.
In addition, Phoebe also donated to a second school in Hang Tho village, in the same province as Tempest Hanbin’s hometown, which educates around 35 students. It was revealed that the fan donated 240 million Vietnamese dong ($10,523) to build two classrooms for Kindergarteners and an additional 40 million Vietnamese dong ($1760) to build a playground for the kids.
"This got me crying"
In an effort to make a difference, the fan is trying to celebrate the debut of Tempest. Fans of the group are sharing their positive messages to Phoebe. One fan said, “Isn't it the most beautiful thing ever? I wish hanbin and his band a very successful debut and career.” Another added, “Couple months after this tweet and I-LAND's Hanbin finally debuted as TEMPEST. First Vietnamese idol! Also, this is probably the best ever debut gift from a fan.”
Another fan said, “Amazing really! #Hanbin will be so proud!!! Hannies you are the best!” One fan tweeted, “I'm crying thank you Ms. Phoebe, you have a big and kind heart!” while another said, “This got me crying at work.”
Isn't it the most beautiful thing ever? I wish hanbin and his band a very successful debut and career— 𝚃𝚊𝚢 (@minyoonki9309) March 3, 2022
Couple months after this tweet and I-LAND's Hanbin finally debuted as TEMPEST. First Vietnamese idol!— Eamarie Gilayo (@eamiegilayo) March 3, 2022
Also, this is probably the best ever debut gift from a fan.https://t.co/0hQ9ff5mar
i'm crying 😭 thank you Ms. Phoebe, you have a big and kind heart! 💗 https://t.co/xggYbzLBrI— andrea; it's me 🦋 (@HUBICVLTS) March 3, 2022
This got me crying at work 😭😭😭— Meli ²³ EN- | TEMPEST DEBUT | iE 💚🇬🇹 (@starlighthanbin) March 2, 2022