BTS’s Jungkook Was Super Excited To Run Into NCT’s Jaehyun

Jungkook had a special greeting just for him.

Although BTS‘s Jungkook and NCT‘s Jaehyun are from different groups, they’re the best of friends. They’re part of the 97-liner friend group along with BambamYugyeomMingyu, The8, DK, and Eunwoo from GOT7, SEVENTEEN, and ASTRO.

Despite their busy schedules, the group finds time to get together, like their recent outing for some tasty hotdogs. It’s always an even better treat when the members run into each other naturally, though.

With BTS promoting their title track “ON” and NCT 127 promoting “Kick It”, the two groups were both on the recent airing of SBS‘s Inkigayo, where Jungkook and Jaehyun got to catch up for a moment.

After BTS took the win of the day, Jungkook politely bowed to the other artists as they passed him on their way off stage, clearing it for their encore. He was slowly moving close to the person he was looking forward to greeting the most.

Jaehyun was more than ready to receive Jungkook’s friendly greeting. As soon as he came into the frame, he already had a hand extended to reciprocated the incoming hug. Jungkook leaned into him as Jaehyun sweetly rubbed his back, melting the hearts of NCTzens and ARMYs.

The sweet moment was followed by a funny one. After pulling away from their hug, Jungkook turned and gave Jaehyun a playful slap on the butt. He then gave the cutest wave goodbye to send Jaehyun on his way.

Just from this brief clip, the friendship between Jungkook and Jaehyun seems to be a close one. Since both groups will be promoting at the same time, there may be even more fun interactions between them.

Their friendship is one that everyone’s looking forward to seeing more of. Check out their lovable interaction here.