The beloved pets of each BTS member have a special place in their fans’ hearts as well. While members like J-Hope and V share their moments with their pets more often, in comparison, fans haven’t gotten that many glimpses of him with his family pet, Rapmonie (or, as many call him, Monie).
Still, ARMYs got a few chances to see their sibling-like dynamic. Back in 2016, the BTS leader participated in a show called Try To Find Me and showed the hilarious “one-sided love” he has for Monie. From his request to look at the camera to his attempt to get a kiss from Rapmon, every effort was royally ignored by his pet puppy. Only when RM offered some snacks did he give an ounce of attention to his hyung.
Since then, ARMYs have witnessed many more cute moments between the duo.
From dressing his Rapmon in a cute Squid Game costume
to throwing him a birthday party,
it's his birthday 😂 pic.twitter.com/V36SXP6TQR
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) March 6, 2021
to simply hanging out with one another,
강아지는 어려워 pic.twitter.com/7GC0v32U3I
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) May 6, 2021
RM has shared multiple heartwarming moments with his furry companion.
On August 12, KST, RM held a brief live broadcast on Weverse. While talking to fans, he remembered something important to share with them. RM revealed the heartbreaking news that Monie had passed away around three months ago. He added that though he didn’t spend a lot of time with Monie, he was a part of his family, and his passing has been hard on them.
🐨 "Is everything all right?"
🐨 Oh Moni. I didn't get a chance to tell you.
🐨 About 2-3 months ago, Moni crossed the rainbow bridge. He didn't share too long a time with me but my family who lived with him are having a difficult time because he was family.
— christa⁷ 💜 LOVE ME AGAIN (@ryuminating) August 12, 2023
🐨 : Oh, Moni. I didn't get a chance to tell you < before >About two or three months ago, Moni crossed the rainbow bridge < he passed away > He didn't stay with me very long, but my family, who he used to live with, is having a hard time because he was a member of the family. pic.twitter.com/q3QgQA6EmW
— Sethy⁷ | ʟᴀʏᴏ(ꪜ)ᴇʀ (@KnjMyLife) August 12, 2023
RM has made sure to keep Monie’s memories safe with him, as he revealed that he has bought a painting in his likeness and hung it up at his place.
🐨i bought this drawing that looks like moni and hung it up!@BTS_twt
— haruharu💜 (slow) (@haruharu_w_bts) August 12, 2023
After the broadcast, condolences and well wishes from ARMYs poured in on social media, while many looked back at the fond memories of Rapmon.
oh monie…i hope he's having fun playing with his dog buddies across the rainbow bridge. be happy…🥺 pic.twitter.com/iWZ0kACd7Q
— mira⁷ (@runballadmix7) August 12, 2023
Bangtan pets are like family to us. We’ve just been celebrating yeontan’s debut and ARMYs have been sharing photos of their pets with v nose boops.
The news about Moni crossing the rainbow bridge 😞 Rest in peace, Moni. You’ve been good. 🥺 pic.twitter.com/1rLQXbVgrB
— ARMY-ing 101 for BTS | ʟᴀʏᴏ(ꪜ)ᴇʀ (@ARMYing101_) August 12, 2023
MONIE you were loved by all army members, i hope you are in a better place surrounded by endless treats 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/jI7yDPRjrg
— A⁷ 🃏📦 (@a_girlwitluv) August 12, 2023