EXO’s Baekhyun filmed himself hanging out with his childhood friend in his most recent vlog update. Their cute interactions indicated just how present Baekhyun’s childhood friends have been throughout his entire life.
Growing up in Bucheon, South Korea, Baekhyun has maintained a close bond with several of his friends for over twenty years, and they’re affectionately referred to as his “Bucheon Gang.” His closest friend, Yoo Sung, is especially known to EXO-Ls and is referred to as Baekhyun’s “Love Light” Friend (even by Baekhyun himself) due to a famous pre-debut video of Baekhyun and him singing along to CNBLUE‘s “Love Light.”
baekhyun and yoosung's friendship is so precious pic.twitter.com/HwXB3ZKYX7
— dan (@bucheonpride) May 17, 2022
— ᴏɴʟʏ ʙᴀᴇᴋʜʏᴜɴ (@knetsonbaekhyun) July 27, 2021
In Kyoongtube’s latest update, the two went for a walk and shared a meal, and the antics of Yoo Sung greatly resembled the playfulness Baekhyun is known for.
baekhyunnie and yoosungie giving off the same energy ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ no wonder baekhyun described his bucheon friends to be like copies of him!pic.twitter.com/HWzk46TRPU
— 백현 (@qtpiebyunbaek) May 17, 2022
#BAEKHYUN’s ‘Love Light’ friend posted a snippet of Kyoongtube on his IG story
“this is funny kekekeke” pic.twitter.com/rxKoJ9L2oT
— 백현이 쥬아~! 🦌☔️ (@everlasting506) May 17, 2022
Besides constantly supporting Baekhyun in his everyday life and his idol activities, Baekhyun’s friends are close to all of EXO, attending their concerts and giving love to EXO’s solo activities.
Baekhyun's Bucheon Gang from EXO'luxion, EXO'rDIUM, ElyXiOn and EXplOration. Loyalty! (No grp pic yet from today but there's Love Light friend and other friend. 😊) pic.twitter.com/tzqtH5P0YY
— Ai (@iDangs_) July 28, 2019
Baekhyun's friend (the one who sang Love Light with him during predebut) posted a cover of him singing D.O.'s "Rose"
— Nivi 😊 (@CUTEYLOEY) August 6, 2021
Of course, it wouldn’t be a true friendship without some teasing, and though the Bucheon Gang did their best to dance to “Candy,” what makes them so much like Baekhyun is their ability to make everyone laugh.
— LOVABLE HYUNEE (@LovableBH_0506) June 5, 2020
remember when the bucheon gang did the candy challenge and baekhyun dragged them for it. 😭 pic.twitter.com/VH2NeBwPMg
— L (@legendbyun) November 11, 2020
Yoo Sung was also spotted supporting Baekhyun’s unisex streetwear label.
baekhyun’s lovelight friend did a mukbang vlog and he’s seen wearing prive alliance’s shirt 😂😂😅
(the ㅂㅐㄱㅎㅕㄴ = 백현 though HAHAHA) pic.twitter.com/Fq0h8dPvjS
— eli ♡ 백현 (@mintboxian) June 23, 2021
210630 YOOSUNG YOUTUBE
Baekhyun's childhood friend, Yoosung mentioned him in the comments!!
Fan: What's with the Baekhyun on your tee! Super cute (…) Is Baekhyunnie watching too…
— 백현 (@qtpiebyunbaek) June 30, 2021
While the brief moments we’ve seen of Baekhyun and his friends have given fans glimpses into the tight-knit brotherhood they have with one another, it’s Baekhyun’s direct words that let us know how vital this childhood friendship is to him.
baekhyun talking about his friendship with yoosung (2020) pic.twitter.com/XoPRGL6j3f
— 🌸 (@wordsbybbh) May 17, 2022
Message to: Friends ♡
“Whenever I’m tired or having a hard time, the way you guys rush over and try to be my support system, leaving your work behind. And I hope we laugh and have fun times together for a long time, even when we become grandpas.” pic.twitter.com/SIti4gTwcU
— bhyunsource (@bhyunsource) April 5, 2021
With such a loving and heartfelt message, it’s evident how much Baekhyun cherishes his friends and how grateful he is for them in his life.