Back when Red Velvet had their comeback with “Queendom”, much to ReVeluvs delight, the girls were able to quickly secure the song its first music show win on M! Countdown a little over a week after its release.
While most groups are distracted with the excitement after their music show wins (and rightfully so), Irene proved herself to be the ultimate professional and mother, no matter the situation, always aware of her surroundings.
When a group wins on a music show, it’s customary for them to give a “thank you” speech for which the MC of the show often hands over their microphone. In this case, (G)I-DLE‘s Miyeon happened to be the MC to pass the mic.
For Miyeon, panic set in when the mic made its way down the line of Red Velvet members but never returned.
Miyeon attempted to signal her to her co-MC for his mic, but he was focused on delivering his lines. It seemed she would be left without a way to deliver her “goodbye” at end the program.
Irene quickly noticed Miyeon’s distress and retrieved the mic from Wendy who was all the way at the end of the line.
She then handed off the mic in the nick of time as Miyeon had to deliver her ending lines within the next few seconds.
Fans of both groups on Twitter were impressed with Irene’s awareness and grateful for her quick thinking.
Irene quickly noticed MCountdown’s MC Miyeon looking for her mic so she took it from Wendy and returned it to her just in time for Miyeon to read her lines 🥰 #IRENE #아이린 #RedVelvet @RVsmtown
— Irene 아이린 Global (@irene_global) August 26, 2021
Fans also couldn’t help but love the interaction between the two visuals and Twitter itself even seemed to agree:
not this tweet about miyeon and irene interacting being put under the visual arts category 💀
they’re not wrong tho pic.twitter.com/gnLBlGbO2Q
— nina 🍒 seo soojin forever, bitch (@WHEEINlE) August 27, 2021
We love seeing a senior like Irene so ready to help out her juniors, even during such an important moment. To see the rest of Red Velvet’s first encore stage, check out the video below: