Stray Kids and ITZY have always had a solid friendship, but it is rare for fans to see their interactions.
Seeing as Stray Kids and ITZY trained together at JYP Entertainment before making their respective debuts, it makes sense that the members would grow up as friends. In fact, Stray Kids leader Bang Chan has explained before that ITZY are like little sisters to him and his members.
They are our juniors, they are our little sisters. And yeah they are much younger than me… However, I feel like they are much older than me.
— Bang Chan
This was most clearly seen at the 2022 Idol Star Athletic Championship (ISAC), wherein Bang Chan and ITZY’s Ryujin went viral for their hilariously chaotic sibling rivalry.
ryujin went to isac to terrorize everyone pic.twitter.com/Wmk9Da0y5X
— lalala lalala lalala lala 🐈⬛ (@seryusIy) August 1, 2022
But the sibling relationship certainly extends to the other members, as they were all seen having fun together at the 2022 ISAC.
itzy chaeryeong and ryujin messing around with chanlix 😭😭 they are so funny pic.twitter.com/sW2lGYpRwk
— lena ✰☺︎︎ (@staysday6) August 1, 2022
While there weren’t many opportunities for more extended interactions, the 2022 MBC Gayo Daejejeon still managed to give fans some moments between Stray Kids and ITZY onstage.
As the idols at the event united all onstage, the two groups ended up standing next to each other, where Stray Kids’ Seungmin and Hyunjin ended up chatting with ITZY’s Yeji and Lia.
Fans were happy to see the groups’ ’00-liners showcase their friendship…
00's liners of skitzy!!! 💗🥺 pic.twitter.com/FrhMFeao5I
— kia. (@rrairaku) January 2, 2023
…while many enjoyed the playful way in which they interacted.
the way yeji took a double take and started laughing at hyunjin and the way he shook his head 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/wC8kugAvaG
— 2hwang thinker (@yehyundaily) January 2, 2023
Despite the brief nature of the interaction, Stray Kids and ITZY crumbs will always be more than welcome!