A few days ago, NCTzens were enjoying a conversation with NCT‘s Yuta on Bubble, until he announced that he’d be back shortly because he had to go take a shower…and never came back.
Fans started posting hilarious memes about Yuta’s mysterious disappearance, which only got funnier as the days dragged on. Yuta was seemingly last heard from on February 2 when he came online to chat for a bit with fans. He asked about fans’ plans for the Lunar New Year, and even hinted that he wanted to go have a coffee at the new NCT 127 cafe in Japan. His last words on Bubble on that day were, “I will take a shower first and come back later.”
Y/n🍒it snowed yesterday right?
Y/n🍒 i will take a shower first & comeback later ㅋㅋ
— NCT YUTA SQUAD (@SQUADNYT) February 2, 2022
And, then, of course, he didn’t. Fans were still waiting for him that day, simply assuming that he would take a long while but that he’d eventually return.
Yuta takes 1 hour to shower then another hour for bath with bathbombs, scented candles, relaxing bgm, and an inspirational book. He’ll be back around 4:30ish kst
— syl 🍒 (@____volpe____) February 2, 2022
Although not everyone was that optimistic.
ai, waiting for yuta to come back from shower: pic.twitter.com/ixUYKurESD
— Cherry愛 // YUTA IS HOME (@yutasbitxh) February 2, 2022
As the days went on the memes kept coming…
— daily yucats ♡ (@dailyyucats) February 5, 2022
Yuta in his dorm since 3 days ago pic.twitter.com/rhQKZZ4cUr
— cat account (@k_yttyD07) February 5, 2022
And they didn’t stop.
— pjl (@yutaunravel) February 6, 2022
Until, suddenly, Yuta resurfaced unexpectedly—in Japan.
YUTA IN THE 127 CAFE???? IN JAPAN????? WHATTTTTT pic.twitter.com/kunlYx7YjO
— 린 (@aoichous) February 7, 2022
yuta went to shower and ended up in japan 💀💀💀💀💀💀
— 🦋♡︎ ⁰⁷ (@YKW0RLD) February 7, 2022
yuta on bbl a few days ago: I'll take a shower ans come back
also yuta: pic.twitter.com/OZh1eScfB1
— aya (@jeongyunonly) February 7, 2022
Yuta landing in Japan after saying he was going to “take a quick shower and come back” on bubble pic.twitter.com/cWUfBJclC2
— Anna 🥥| Harvard music teacher ⏲🧊 (@strawbrry_Baek) February 7, 2022
Fans joked about how maybe the reason he took so long to reappear is because he swam there, the way he’d hilariously claimed to do in the past.
…On more than one occasion.
"i will go back home (in japan) next year. if theres no flight, then i'll swim back home"
he's laughing but he probably miss his hometown & everyone there so much 🥺pic.twitter.com/gOTtMhMU2A
— 스키나유타 🦋🍒 ⁰⁷ (@sukinayuta) November 6, 2021
Hilariously, there were some fans who (correctly) theorized that Yuta’s disappearance had something to do with a possible trip to Japan…
what if Yuta is actually in Japan right now and he’s not updating bc he’s keeping it a secret but he’s going to suddenly pop up at the café opening and do a surprise meet and greet 😵💫👩🏾💻 pic.twitter.com/8SvbhdKWg7
— chioma🐣 (@aixchichi) February 1, 2022
…before Yuta actually surprised everyone at the newly opened NCT 127 cafe.
Now that Yuta has reappeared in Japan, fans are extremely happy to see him home again. He’s even been trending in different ways on Twitter…
…with fans warmly expressing their well-wishes for a a good and restful stay for Yuta in his home country.
YUTA IS IN JAPAN IM CRYING FINALLY HE CAME HOME 😭
— aya (@jeongyunonly) February 7, 2022
yuta being at home right now in japan is one of the best things happened to him this year.
— for yuta (@feedyuta) February 7, 2022
220207 #YUTA is finally in Japan again. ❤
A fan saw him at the 127 Cafe. Welcome home, Yuta. 🥰
— NCT YUTA SQUAD (@SQUADNYT) February 7, 2022
Additionally, fans are relieved to know that Yuta was able to fly to Japan without news of his trip being leaked, as it means that they think it means that SM Entertainment is really taking NCT’s privacy and security seriously.
I guess SM is serious about combating ssg and staff who leaked flight info to them. We didn't know Ten's flight before, and now Yuta. Please keep it that way forever.
— 👑 A R A 👑 (@thenamesiIove) February 7, 2022
sm finally got an nct member to sneak through the airport without the press knowing??? the world is healing????? welcome home yuta!! deserve 🥺🥺🥺🥺
— nanaⱽ (@neosenses_) February 7, 2022
After the hilarious reactions that fans had to Yuta’s mysterious disappearance, it’s nice to know that he is home again, hopefully getting some much-needed rest. Welcome home, Yuta! Now NCTzens know what to expect the next time he announces he’s taking a shower!