BTS’s Jin Got Jokes For Days About J-Hope’s Upcoming Military Enlistment

He’s SO ready to play the senior card.

On February 26, BIGHIT MUSIC announced that BTS member J-Hope will be joining the military soon following Jin, and he has already started the process of his enlistment.

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Needless to say, fans were completely unprepared for the news, and started sharing their sadness on social media, which ended up trending keywords like “take me instead” and “J-Hope we will wait for you” trending on Twitter.

While fans are still trying to make peace with the news, Jin left a comment under an old post of J-Hope’s, saying, “Welcome” to J-Hope. He soon replied, thanking Jin for calling and wishing him a good weekend.

The wholesome exchange soon turned into a hilarious teasing game when Jin replied, “If by chance we meet, don’t make eye contact because I’m a private and you’re a trainee LOL.” J-Hope played along and responded with a saluting emoticon.

Jin returned to play his army-senior card again and told J-Hope to salute the right way. “You have to maintain a straight line between your wrist and forearm at 45 degrees from the ground, and your upper arm has to remain between 30 to 45 degrees,” he wrote in the comments. J-Hope couldn’t help expressing his awe at Jin’s strictness as an instructor!

The enlistment news is definitely a tough one to digest, but this exchange probably made the situation much easier for fans to deal with. Thank you for your service, Jin!