In a recent interview, EXO‘s Suho spoke about his role as a leader in EXO, once again proving why he’s earned the title “Best Leader.”
#SUHO from Singles mgz: "I'm not the one who pulls the cart called 'EXO' fr the front, nor the person who pushes it fr the back. I'm just a person who brings the members tgt in this cart. So, rather than I'm talking abt myself, I try to listen to the members as much as possible" pic.twitter.com/veVVTKZaec
— 귀여운 복쯍아🍑 (@dyonigiri) May 18, 2022
His viewpoint on being a leader has been unchanging, a testament to his mindset as a leader.
210730 SUHO EXO-L JAPAN INTERVIEW
Q: As the leader, what is your dream for the future?
— 면토끼 '^' (@BUNNYMYE0N) July 30, 2021
His unconditional love for his members is evident through how patient and attentive he is with them, going along with their antics and making sure they are always safe and cared for.
junmyeon was the mc that night but he still went to kyungsoo & baekhyun who were kinda lost that time and told them to go to the other members. suho best leader~ 🥺pic.twitter.com/4MTc3o5hAd
— َ (@jonginflicted) April 13, 2020
And while Suho’s strengths as a leader are shown through his focus on harmony and bringing EXO together, another remarkable characteristic of his leadership is his willingness to sacrifice for them. He may not push them from behind or pull them from the front, but he is an unwavering pillar of support EXO can gather around.
2014 suho was stronger than the marines, y'all really don't get to see a leader like him these days. 2014 was a really hard year for exo but look at junmyeon being the best of him while accepting the award when he was literally crumbling inside.pic.twitter.com/HqtVivLPzG
— ᴀꜱʜ (ia) (@DREAM5HUN) November 10, 2021
EXO-Ls and the rest of EXO are forever thankful to Suho and make every effort to give him love and comfort.
191231 SUHO ENDING MENT
"Many say that 'Nothing last forever' But I really believe that EXO & EXO-Ls will be (together) forever. For a long long time, let's love forever, alright? Even when we're re-born, let's meet as EXO & EXO-Ls" 💙#수호 #SUHO #준면pic.twitter.com/9A0yIkBkG8
— 면토끼 '^' (@BUNNYMYE0N) December 30, 2021
Whether through their words or their interactions, EXO adore their leader, and here’s a list of just some of the times EXO have shared their affection and appreciation for Suho.
Though the oldest member of EXO, Xiumin is still well taken care of by Suho and frequently expresses his faith and gratitude in Suho. As Suho’s only hyung (older brother) in EXO, the two share a deep friendship full of respect and similarities.
EXO-L Japan Magazine | Suho & Xiumin
JM to MS: "The leader that I believe" Hearing this sentence makes me feel really grateful
MS to JM: I always value all his advices
— 면토끼 '^' (@BUNNYMYE0N) February 2, 2019
Despite not being able to promote in person with EXO, Lay has constantly kept in touch with EXO and often likes his members’ Instagram posts or even joins their lives. In this live with Suho, it’s clear that both Lay and Suho cherish each other and miss each other dearly.
Baekhyun‘s words affirm Suho’s hopes and goals as a leader, and while he likes to tease his lovely leader, their relationship is reflective of a true family.
Baekhyun talk about #SUHO:
" At first our members argued a lot. But we had a leader. He took care of everything. Listened all of our opinions. After a certain moment point, we become like a family."#LETSLOVESUHO #SelfPortrait
#수호 #Lets_Love_With_Suho pic.twitter.com/1P2wN0uCcp
— limerence 찬백 (hiatus) (@limerence614) March 30, 2020
Chen and Suho share a relationship that ranges from constantly teasing each other to being each other’s biggest hypeman. Underlying it all, Suho is a source of comfort and wisdom for Chen to share all of his thoughts and emotions with.
"Which members do you talk the most about your worries?"
Chen: "Suho hyung."
— gel | jongdae is home ♡ (@exophiles) January 29, 2021
Chanyeol and Suho may sometimes have a cat-and-dog relationship with their playful fights, but the two share a deep bond due to their similar values and personalities. If squishing into a closet to surprise your brother with flowers isn’t a friendship goal, what is?
Chanyeol talk about #SUHO
"..To be like Suho hyung, who can really embrace and accept sacrificing himself, thinking of others before himself is something very hard to do. When i see him doing this i'll think " i want to learn from him"#LETSLOVESUHO
#수호 #Lets_Love_With_Suho pic.twitter.com/bUyva3bLF6
— limerence 찬백 (hiatus) (@limerence614) March 30, 2020
Sometimes actions speak louder than words, and though D.O. is one of the quieter members of EXO, he holds nothing back in announcing his love for Suho.
remember when the exos ate dinner at minseok’s house and kyungsoo was so happy to see suho he shouted junmyeon hyung excited before running to hug him tightly?🥺🥺 i can’t even imagine how it will be when junmyeon sends kyungsoo off to enlist 😭 pic.twitter.com/elGjuX7wVa
— mel, that's okay (@honeyexos) June 9, 2019
As the two who trained the longest, Suho and Kai share a friendship that goes years back. While Suho often comforts Kai (and sometimes makes him cry with his sweet words), Kai showers Suho with his support and doesn’t hesitate to sacrifice himself for his hyung.
Since Jongin is the MC for Junmyeon’s press con let’s not forget that the 2 of them are the first 2 trainees from EXO and that when Junmyeon got injured, Jongin carried him up the stairs everyday
Our very underrated SuKai 🐻x🐰 pic.twitter.com/I7kf1oo0MS
— KAI on KPOPflex |🎊 1ΞX0| (@candylove0605) April 2, 2022
Practically raised by Suho, the two share one of the sweetest relationships in EXO. There’s no bigger indication of a close relationship than indulging in late-night talks, which might be why the two often share a bed whenever they travel.
Sehun Vogue KR August 2018
— 면토끼 '^' (@BUNNYMYE0N) August 21, 2018