On every BTS member’s birthday, one of the simple joys ARMYs indulge in is how each member sends their birthday wishes on social media. When it comes to Jungkook, both the fans and BTS seem to get softer than usual because, after all, that’s their “forever little one.”
For this year’s birthday post, RM took to Instagram and wished the maknae with a picture and a caption that read: “I wish you a happy birthday, fool Jungkook-ssi.” It tugged the heartstrings of ARMYs immediately, seeing how RM endearingly called him a “fool.”
— ??? (@TELEAZE) September 1, 2022
he calls the person he loves idiots.. he's just like me https://t.co/jN3sT7BIPc
— sexy nukim sab⁷.☁️ (@from_vante) September 1, 2022
But some fans also felt that this “fool” might be a more meaningful term in the leader-maknae dynamic. It reminded a lot of people of these lines from one of BTS’s demo tracks, “Young Love”- “It must be love/I must be a fool.” The track featured Jungkook and RM on the vocals. Coincidentally, the two also covered a song called “Fools” by Troye Sivan together back in 2015.
namkook covered Troye Sivan's Fools
namjoon changed his weverse bio to Fool Namjoon
namkook sang Young Love, where the lyrics are literally "this must be love, I must be a fool"
namjoon called jungkook Fool Jungkook
FOOL IS THEIR ALWAYS pic.twitter.com/9vZMq4arwF
— Wye⁷ ♡ 주니꾸기 | ʕ-•ᴥ•ʔ ₍ᐢ｡◔.◔ᐢ₎ (@qt_myung) September 1, 2022
— Neko!⁷ Sexy Nukim & JK day 1.9.22 (Sani day soon) (@korenanii_neko) September 1, 2022
Whether it is an inside reference or just a usual term of endearment, there is no denying that this duo is absolutely adorable in the ways they show their love and appreciation for each other.