YouTube channel HeyNews has a touching series of videos where K-Pop idols meet not with their fans but with the mothers of some of their most dedicated fans. The series is often moving, with the mothers realizing just how influential the idols are in their children’s lives.
And when EXO‘s Suho met with the mother of one of his dedicated fans, it wasn’t any different.
Suho expresses his worry at the beginning of the video. Assuming that the mother could be there to express her gratitude to Suho for motivating her daughter to work hard…
… Or, more concerningly, she could be there because “she can’t stand it anymore.”
And at the beginning of her interview, the mother reveals that her daughter has been Suho’s fan for eight or nine years. And the mother believes that “considering [her] daughter’s age, she is a bit too much.”
From the beginning of their interaction, the mother encouraged Suho, saying that even though he was away serving in the military for two years, her daughter “kept her heart for [him].”
And certainly, the daughter shows her dedication in her letter, which her mother reads to Suho. The daughter explains that she “requested for a day off on the first Friday of July 2019, to go to EXplOration concert.” But her company rejected her request for time off.
The daughter continued to explain that because no two days of a concert are the same, she “felt like [she] was going to die if [she didn’t] watch it. So [she] quit her job.”
Which was a fact her mother didn’t know until reading the letter. In fact, the mother shares that she thought her daughter quit her job because the company didn’t suit her.
But as the mother continues reading the letter, the daughter shares that it wasn’t an impulsive decision. She often would say that she wanted to quit her job. And “EXO became [her] cause and gave [her] courage” to leave the job that she couldn’t stand.
And, since she’d quit her job, she could attend all six days of EXO’s concert. Which the daughter admitted gave her a lot of energy and determination because she reasoned that to see EXO again, she would have to work hard.
The daughter felt like it was too late for her to risk trying a new dream, but the EXO concert actually gave her the courage she needed to get her dream job.
And the mother admits that after reading her daughter’s letter, she’s grateful to Suho for encouraging her daughter “to find a way to go for her dream.”
And ultimately, the mother shares that she isn’t worried about her daughter being a fangirl anymore, not after seeing its positive impact on her life.