Fans have always loved ASTRO‘s Rocky for his unwavering kindness toward fans and support for his members.
After pursuing a musical theater role in Billy Elliot the Musical, Rocky joined Fantagio Entertainment in 2012 at just 11 years old. Because of how early Rocky began his training, the idol has admitted that his “darkest moment” was when he realized that he was “sort of lacking in social skills” since he “didn’t get to learn to socialize like most kids would in school.”
But this “darkest moment” quickly passed as he “learned to listen to others and look around me… and to love each other.” Since his debut, Rocky has continually shown his incredible passion and sincerity for all he does, always astonishing fans with his all-rounder skills.
Here are seven times ASTRO’s Rocky has shown his true personality.
1. When he always makes sure to greet fans
There’s no denying that not only does Rocky love performing on stage with ASTRO, but he also loves getting the chance to see and interact with fans.
a reminder that rocky he really really loves to perform and go on schedules to meet arohas and wave at every single one of them pic.twitter.com/jJ1dEZbMyk
— mica ✶ (@ungdongmin) September 29, 2019
rocky's habit of trying to give every single fan a thumbs up, kiss or wave pic.twitter.com/w9E4lMkiUL
— kiwi ✶ (@heartbrewaroha) October 16, 2022
rocky facing fans arohas giving them small waves waving at them told by staff to move forward and stay closer with the other idols then proceeds to face fans again isac 2019 tiny cute #라키 #ROCKY pic.twitter.com/mOlTLZXBKX
— 🦦🔍 (@findurocky) June 17, 2022
Pure-hearted humble #ROCKY, never gets greedy, just goes all out to be responsible for his position,gives all the best appreciations to his fans, communicates thru smile, giggle, heart sign, flyin kiss, wave, thumbs up during the whole concert #라키 #ASTROpic.twitter.com/4VbRnW6IgP
— ⚔️ (@rockynoona_) June 5, 2022
2. When he brought fans his favorite food
Rocky has often boasted about how delicious his mother’s gimbap is.
"my mom makes the best gimbap" -rocky 🥺pic.twitter.com/Xc0HDgo51Z
— eunwoo 𖤐 (@eunwoobliss) May 15, 2021
Rocky once ensured that lucky fans got to try his favorite food by bringing his mother’s delicious gimpab to a fan sign event.
3. When Sanha picked Rocky as the member he felt most supported by
ASTRO’s Moonbin and Sanha are part of a successful sub-unit that always captivates fans with their powerful stages.
In an interview for their debut, “Bad Idea,” Sanha shared just how supportive Rocky was in his members’ unit debut.
I will pick Rocky! I’m very thankful for Rocky.
Rocky sent us a message while we ended our practice. He sent a message asking if we were doing alright. So I sent him our dance practice video and told him this and that. After that, he pointed out parts that were lacking so I was extremely grateful.
— sanhyuk loops (@sanhyukloops) July 30, 2021
4. When Rocky always made sure to help his members
Speaking of helping his members with their dancing, as one of ASTRO’s main dancers, Rocky has always stepped up to help his members with their practice, ensuring that ASTRO maintains their dynamic synchronicity despite their difficult choreography.
rocky, the pillar of the group: pic.twitter.com/RYhGcpMU0j
— a-seu-teu-ro⁷⁷⁷ 🚀 | fan account (@dongmin_hyuk) November 16, 2022
5. When Rocky held a series of live broadcasts to support fans
No matter his schedule, Rocky has always made time to interact with fans. He is especially active in uploading dance or song covers, trying to ensure fans have new content.
Rocky once said "I've just been watching other members at work. That's how i've been spending each day"
And this is what he has given us. He didn't need to do but he did. Look how much love he has for all of us, creates his own ind schedule, pls support & love his hardworks🥺💛 pic.twitter.com/qgzoESBeji
— ⚔️ (@rockynoona_) June 14, 2022
For a while, Rocky even held live broadcasts dedicated to talking to fans about their worries and concerns, and he did his best to give advice.
For new fans to explain: Last year Rocky held a weekly VLIVE series where fans could send in their stories & worries and he tried his best to give advice. Eunwoo for years now is the one coming to protect Aroha. This message comes together in their song.
— 💫🐰🌿 (@dalbittokki) August 4, 2021
6. When Moonbin talked about how much Rocky cares for his members
Throughout the years, Rocky has always supported all his members throughout their group and solo activities, making sure they felt supported and encouraged.
Rocky is a good guy. The way he cares for the members! He’s got a pure heart.
when it comes to gifts, here’s Moonbin says about Rocky.
🌙: I won’t say more about this. ROCKY is a good guy. The way he cares for the members! He’s got the pure heart! pic.twitter.com/bBk3CcyPnx
— 🌙⋆ .빈혁산. | fan account (@dalkongbin20) November 17, 2022
7. When he used his first-ever ending fairy to express his love for fans in sign language
Rocky got his first opportunity to be ASTRO’s ending fairy for the performance of their song “ONE” on Inkigayo.
When the camera panned to him, Rocky used the opportunity to sign the words “I love you. Thank you.”
Fans later asked how he decided on that particularly touching ending fairy, and Rocky explained that he wanted to express his feelings without using words.
I just always expressed my feelings with just my words, so I was wondering if there would be another way to convey my heart… and so, I did it like that.
There is certainly no denying that ASTRO’s Rocky sincerely loves both his fans and members.