One of the many inspirational solo tracks on BTS‘s new album Map of the Soul: 7 is V‘s “Inner Child” — a song of consolation for his younger self who was a trooper through the rough times — and it has, inevitably, become an anthem for ARMYs who are learning to love themselves, including their past selves.
The hashtag #InnerChildChallenge is now trending worldwide on Twitter…
… as inspired ARMYs have come forward…
Growing up is going to be tough but nothing is wrong with you no matter what the bullies say. It does get better. One day, you’ll understand. We gon’ change. I got your back cuz you’re my boy, my boy, my boy. 🏳️🌈💜#InnerChildChallenge pic.twitter.com/bcbG0dQBa0
— José/JK Mixtape ❼ (@TheJose8A) February 23, 2020
… with encouraging messages…
To the little “girl” who hated and never understood why he was always being dressed up as such. It DID get better and you found that happiness you never thought you would. You were ALWAYS Emmett, it just took a while for you to get seen as him.#InnerChildChallenge #bts pic.twitter.com/gk7ka4GqX4
— emmett⁷ | 7 IS HERE (@cerisechim) February 23, 2020
… to that “Inner Child” of their own.
To my Inner Child:
5 years of tearing your hair out, studying 24/7 in libraries, trains even planes, losing the will to live finally paid off didnt it?? Inner child i’m content with the choice we made 5 years ago.. because today.. today i’m a doctor #InnerChildChallenge pic.twitter.com/wIn5uEiFDk
— mani ⁷ (@95zhype) February 23, 2020
Thanks to the wave of positivity that BTS and V have brought upon the internet…
My Inner Child:
5 years ago you had to choose between passion & career, medschool or art. Doing so resulted in times of turmoil, drastic tolls on health & a lost will to live. Fast forward to today, you must be so proud of me, we finally made it, didn’t we? #InnerChildChallenge pic.twitter.com/oMajmv5no2
— The Tae Print⁷ (@thetaeprint) February 23, 2020
… ARMYs and K-Pop fans are feeling accomplished AF — proud of who they were before, are now, and will come to be.
to my inner child: i know you’ve experienced many hardships and it was hard to find a path in life, but through all our hard work and with our passion for the science field and helping others, i can say we’ve finally made it #InnerChildChallenge pic.twitter.com/PH4Tm9qlZ7
— sof⁷ (@sceneryth) February 23, 2020
Listen to the track here: