In a handwritten letter that he posted on the South Korean social media site Weverse on January 17, 2024, BTS member Jimin announced his impending graduation from a five-week basic training program and other news.
In South Korea, any able-bodied male is required to serve his country for 18 months, with the exact length dependent on the department to which he is assigned. As companion soldiers, Jimin and Jungkook joined the military on December 12, 2023.
When they saw the translated letter, fans went ballistic and began gushing over the Like Crazy singer on social media. The entire letter was translated and posted by an X user who described him as “the kindest, most thoughtful man.”
Jimin’s Weverse Post 240117
“To Army, are you doing well and in good health?
Tomorrow is the day I graduate from the training camp. A little over a month has passed and there are times when it feels like a long time, but with Jungkook next to me there are times when it seems to… pic.twitter.com/sQKTZ81pwx
— JIMIN DATA (@PJM_data) January 17, 2024
Jimin’s Handwritten Letter Makes Fans Crazy
The Set Me Free Pt.2 singer has announced in a handwritten letter that he will be graduating from five weeks of basic training tomorrow at a military ceremony.
He checked in with his ARMY supporters to see how they were doing and let them know that Jungkook was by his side. The following passage from his message has been translated by X user @haruharu w_bts:
ARMYs have you been doing well healthily?
tomorrow is the day i will complete my training <have my graduation ceremony>.
about a little over a month has passed
sometimes it feels long but because jungkook is beside me, i feel like it goes by fast too.
it hasn’t been a…
— haruharu💜 (slow) (@haruharu_w_bts) January 17, 2024
Jimin promised to report to his designated base soon as the letter came to a close. His heart went out to his supporters, who he pleaded with not becoming sick and to keep a positive outlook. According to his promise to pen another letter, as interpreted by @haruharu w_bts:
“Jungkookie is also working hard with his military life. He’s doing extremely well with his military life that everyone else is like “as expected, jungkookie hyung. While being beside him, i feel like i can depend on him lots and he has been giving me strength.”
The moment Jimin’s admirers laid eyes on the handwritten note, they were elated.
jimin writing us his handwritten letter ☹️ pic.twitter.com/6VYyWvAV2X
— ⊹ (@90symn) January 17, 2024
we love you jimin. pic.twitter.com/UBmqbMsJwT
— ★ (@95pjmoon) January 17, 2024
nothing is prettier than the way jimin writes army pic.twitter.com/dR4WOY4RCP
— raghad (@shyjjmn) January 17, 2024
“Be careful not to catch a cold, don’t get sick, and eat well.
Just think good thoughts.”
jimin’s handwritten letter 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/kpmeh4cUFT
— jm gigglz! (@jimimhihi) January 17, 2024
A few of them broke down in tears as they recounted how he wrote a letter to them despite his hectic schedule because he knew they couldn’t use a phone in the military. BTS’ Jimin has collaborated with Harper’s Bazaar Japan for the March issue. Jimin was further praised, with an emphasis on how letters are his love language. Don’t forget to join us on our Twitter account for more updates.