An interview NCT DREAM had for the 31st Seoul Music Awards had fans feeling soft when the members shared encouraging messages to each other. Jeno‘s message to Jaemin in particular was really touching, since the two have been close friends since childhood.
Jeno’s thoughtful message said that Jaemin sometimes hides how much he cares, when the truth is that he cares for his members a lot. Jeno very sweetly encouraged Jaemin to express that more openly, and also thanked him for looking after him and the other members so much.
JENO → JAEMIN 💌
🐶 following 2021, in 2022, i hope you'll keep on being as handsome as you are now and shine brightly as dream's visual center. it's tsundere of you to act like you don't take care of the people around you but you actually do take care of them really well. pic.twitter.com/cuqxu5mtA3
— ㅍ.ㅍ 👑 (@4jn23) January 25, 2022
As adorable as this is, there are numerous instances in which Jaemin has shown just how much he cares for his members. The members themselves have referred to him before as the ‘mom of the group’ (and to Jeno as the dad), and Jaemin himself has really leaned into that role. Here are 9 ways in which Jaemin has proved just how much he cares for his members!
1. He always cooks for them
The members have all acknowledged that Jaemin is the main cook in the group, so he is the one they come to for food!
2. He teases them, but he always shares
Jaemin is very much a jokester, but he is also unfailingly considerate.
jaemin playfully teasing jeno and then taking care of him right after >< they’re just too cute pic.twitter.com/bzGdpir546
— san (@jenosjae) January 25, 2022
3. He is always taking pictures of them with his own camera
Jaemin is passionate about photography, and he regularly takes pictures of the members with his own personal camera.
4. He always makes sure everyone has a good time
Jaemin is not really an extrovert, but that doesn’t stop him from constantly making everyone laugh.
Jaemin our lovely mood maker 🌞😂 pic.twitter.com/NbsjqEaS2L
— everyday jaemin 💫 (@myhomejaemin) January 25, 2022
He also always makes sure that the others feel comfortable, which is something that fans really appreciate about him.
Xiaojun was really nervous about today’s live and the awkwardness but he had a lot of fun, thank you Jaemin and Jeno for making him feel comfortable! Glad everyone enjoyed themselves 🦖🐰🐶 pic.twitter.com/U65VLMDNhw
— 🦖 (@blessxiaojun) November 18, 2020
5. He is very affectionate
Jaemin is no stranger to expressing his affection for his members…
…especially the younger ones!
jaemin's always so affectionate😭 pic.twitter.com/RitK9jU7eI
— jaemin pics (@najaeminpics) April 1, 2020
6. He is always watching out for them in small ways
Jaemin often tends to be in his own world, but he never fails to be extremely attentive to his members!
this video of jaemin pushing jeno's hands so he doesn't get hurt by the scissors 😔pic.twitter.com/y3gHw6YUGY
— 행복해? (@jjcuts) January 25, 2022
7. He bought custom-made presents
Mark reportedly refuses to stop wearing the special custom-made shoes that Jaemin gifted him with, with Haechan even joking that Mark will wear them until the end.
mark is wearing the shoes that was given by jaemin 🙁 remember when haechan said that as long as the size doesn’t change, mark will keep wearing it. pic.twitter.com/inZ1okIFW2
— ㅎ (@Ieemarkees) January 25, 2022
8. He is extremely dependable
The members all go to him for different things, whether it’s for help with cooking, for comfort, or for reassurance.
y’all ever cry about how jaemin acts so soft and gentle, yet (or bc of it) he’s so Steady and so Dependable to the point that dream collectively appoints him as the mom of the group, jisung comes to cuddle with him when he needs comfort, jeno goes to him when he’s in need or for
— sien (@sprinklednana) March 7, 2020
9. He is the mom of the group
All in all, Jaemin is undoubtedly the mom of the group. He looks out for his members in every way he can, and he is always very affectionate with them too. He has even joked about being the mom himself…
…and his ‘mom friend’ vibes are so strong that even brand new NCTzens couldn’t miss them.
was watching a jaem video on yt and saw this comment about him 😭 jaemin best idol mom omygod pic.twitter.com/M0SiCTPQt5
— ⊹ (@jaezeni) January 25, 2022
Jeno always makes it a point to emphasize how much Jaemin does for everyone, and it’s very touching to see him encouraging Jaemin to be more open and to be himself, caring as he is. Jaemin may occasionally act like he doesn’t care, but there is no denying that he is clearly one of the most caring people out there!
if you notice, throughout the years, jeno always gives encouraging words to jaemin but one thing is consistent— which is he hopes jaemin will always be well and healthy. jaemin is usually the person who looks out for everyone in the group, so jeno in turn looks out for him 🥺❤️ pic.twitter.com/iMnfjLyDaQ
— anna ♡̷⁺ new nomin 5 tweet au 💓 (@nominocturnal) January 25, 2022