BTS‘s Jin has a new son, and he’s joining him on his latest trip.
Ever since Jin’s fluffy alpaca RJ was created by him as part of BTS’s collaboration with LINE FRIENDS for the new brand of characters, BT21, the two have been nearly inseparable!
He’s been a proud dad, promoting RJ all of the time.
RJ has even appeared on stage with him for several performances, including PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE.
Wherever Jin went, RJ went as well. So, in his short lifespan, RJ has become quite well-traveled and cultured.
One has never seen Jin without RJ when he travels. Even on his recent trip to Los Angeles, California, ARMYs noticed that while RJ was not in his hands, the plush was in a staff’s bag for Jin.
Is that RJ on the orange paper bag😊😍💜
— Lettuce (@Lettuce73818792) September 11, 2022
Yet, on his recent trip, Jin has a new traveling companion.
seokjin: 🙇♂️ pic.twitter.com/uXOkGRmddd
— ً (@jinniesarchives) October 24, 2022
On October 24 morning (KST), Jin went to the Incheon International Airport to depart for his trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Last week, it was revealed that he would be a featured guest for Coldplay‘s concert on October 28 to live debut his solo single “The Astronaut,” which was co-written by the group.
So, today, Jin traveled to Argentina. When he appeared at the airport, he was holding a plushie of the new character Wootteo, a mini astronaut assisting in promotions for Jin’s new single.
SEOKJIN IS HOLDING A WOTTEO PLUSHIE 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/bHoGcLVe9S
— lex⁷ (@prodK0YA) October 24, 2022
kim seokjin with wootteo and his hair so fluffy have a safe flight jin pic.twitter.com/6hIcdmH8lS
— MAYCEE ⁷ 🐹 THE ASTRONAUT 🧑🚀🚀 (@seokjinmylabsss) October 24, 2022
Wootteo also posted on their Instagram account, sharing that they were traveling too.
221024 Wootteo on IG
🧑🚀 0rr3; wootteo-aircraft/plane boarding complete ;0rr3
0rr3; as for me, i’m riding/taking the wootteo-aircraft/plane ;0rr3 pic.twitter.com/XDOejf72zY
— lyssy⁷ (@btsbaragi_jk) October 24, 2022
Many ARMYs were excited to see the Wootteo plush, hoping it would be part of a new merchandise collection.
Everyone knew it was coming, but
… When is the Wootteo collection dropping? 🤔
— BTS ⟭⟬ Merch⁷⟬⟭ (SLOW) (@BTSMerchUpdates) October 24, 2022
and when weverse drops the astronaut merch with wootteo plushies i’ll be in the front line
— lau⁷ (@jvnggkuk) October 24, 2022
But most couldn’t help but joke about RJ being “replaced” by Wootteo, considering the alpaca is usually the one in Jin’s arms when traveling.
Jin took wootteo with him to Argentina, I know RJ is fuming right now…
— Dita ⁷ (@almostdita) October 24, 2022
— seokjinnie's cheeks 👨🚀🚀 (@namujjinie) October 24, 2022
So, the meme reactions have been rolling in…
rj when he saw seokjin packing wootteo instead of him pic.twitter.com/nOxbBBJTAt
— SAM DAY🏽 jungkook thinker (@hrIykoo) October 24, 2022
can wootteo fight tho? pic.twitter.com/vnZIewXefg
— 🥛 (@daiIyrj) October 24, 2022
I just know RJ is like TF IS THAT pic.twitter.com/W3jhpUscIc
— Worldwide FamouSMS 👩🏻🚀 🧁 (@sms22791) October 24, 2022
The squad when Wootteo shows up later pic.twitter.com/xvP4ZsKUTr
— ⟭⟬B-ChimChim JIMTOBER 🐥 (slow) ⟬⟭⁷🐋💜 (@ForeverPurple23) October 24, 2022
However, Jin was also holding a large Louis Vuitton bag. Considering RJ was in a bag last time, we suspect that they were in his bag this time.
Poor RJ..I hope he is in Jin's LV bag. Can't replace the alpaca. pic.twitter.com/XmmqQDkQEu
— ᴮᴱ⟭⟬Ksu ⁶/¹³ ⁷ᵇᵗˢ💜ᵃʳᵐʸ ⟬⟭ Military Wife💜 (@Kyunglovesbts) October 24, 2022
Im sure RJ is tucked safely in the bag
— Angel ♡ TheAstronaut ☆ (@pink_rj1n) October 24, 2022
Another ARMY pointed out that rather than Wootteo being a replacement for RJ, the astronaut was created for our lovable alpaca to have a companion while Jin is gone for his mandatory military enlistment. BRB, crying.
everyone saying wootteo is taking rj’s place but have we considered that wootteo is here so rj doesn’t have to be alone while seokjin’s gone
— jin’s cozy fruit business 🧑🚀🌕🌏 (@toloseyourpath) October 24, 2022
So, we hope Jin and Wootteo (and RJ) will have a safe trip to Argentina!