IU Recognizes A Fan Despite Their Last Meeting Being Ten Years Ago
When it comes to fanservice, there is hardly any K-Pop idol who could outdo the queen herself, IU. Over the years, she has shown her genuine appreciation for fans through random acts of kindness, whether it be surprising a fan at their graduation, learning sign language to communicate better with Uaena (her fandom’s name), or giving them generous gifts at every possible chance she gets.
The fact that IU studied how to say this using sign language 🥺pic.twitter.com/gRdE1dmJ4W
— Amber Fortuno (@amberygood) July 12, 2021
One thing that sets IU’s connection with her fans apart is how much she pays individual attention to them. While K-Pop idols, most often than not, genuinely appreciate their fandoms as a collective, it is impractical to expect them to remember each fan separately. But as it turns out, when you are a fan of IU, nothing is impossible.
A recent post by a Japanese Uaena is going viral on Twitter because people are taken aback by IU’s sincerity towards her fans. On May 6, the OP (original poster) attended a fan event at Lotte Cinema in Gimpo Airport, where IU was present to promote her latest movie Dream. IU noticed the OP, immediately recognized her, and even called out her name, asking if she has been doing well.
How have you been?!
But the fascinating part is that it has been ten years since the OP last met IU. She mentioned in the caption of her tweet, overwhelmed that her idol remembered her so clearly.
거의 10년 만에 만났는데 팬이름 바로 불러 주는 기억력이 대단한 아이유님 ㅠㅠㅠㅠ♡♡♡
[2023.05.06] #드림 무대인사 롯데시네마 김포공항점 #아이유 #IU pic.twitter.com/bgxJ19MWGq
— 리사 (@risarisa9393) May 6, 2023
The fan hadn’t seen her in over 10 years, but IU remembered their name. What an incredible memory! T-T ♡
—OP’s caption in the tweet.
In the video, IU can be seen calling out OP’s name, Lisa, multiple times as the two proceed to have a whispered conversation while someone else can be heard speaking on the stage. She told the OP she missed her and complimented her, saying she is just as beautiful as ten years ago!
IU: You haven’t changed at all! Still so pretty.
IU: How are you?
Fan: I missed you so much!
IU: Me too.
Fans are overjoyed to see how genuinely IU treats her fans like her real friends and appreciate that her sincerity is getting its well-deserved recognition.
IU talking to her fan like a long lost friend 🥰😍 https://t.co/1k20JSWfQx
— 🎶1기_hey💙이지은 (@16IULeeJiEun) May 6, 2023
The people's princess https://t.co/fV8vYTNlw8
— lauuu⁷ 🐥💛💜 (@otrafanaccount) May 7, 2023
정말 어쩔 수 없이 지은이를 사랑하지 않아요 https://t.co/7GagHNGBs9
— Katniss Guo (@HWednseday) May 7, 2023
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