BTS‘s fanclub A.R.M.Y is undoubtedly one of the biggest and one of the most powerful fanclubs out there.
BTS has had a hugely successful year in 2018: Billboard chart, UN speech, record-breaking music video view counts… The list is almost endless when it comes to their achievements. And it’s all thanks to BTS’s hard work and the power that is A.R.M.Y having their backs.
But when you work hard, you also have to celebrate! A.R.M.Y love to organize special events for BTS’s anniversaries, birthdays, and successes.
Here are some of the many things A.R.M.Y did in 2018 to celebrate BTS’s golden maknae Jungkook!
Baidu JJK Bar, a Chinese A.R.M.Y group, celebrated the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 by advertising Jungkook on TV!
The commercial played in between ad breaks of MBC’s 2018 Gayo Daejejeon which aired on the 31st of December 2018. During the live show and the rerun, the 15-second long commercial of Jungkook was shown six times.
Not only that, you’ll be able to see Jungkook in Madrid, Spain, too! Jungkook’s ad will be played at Ciudad Universitaria Station between 26th of December 2018 to 26th of January 2019.
Another Chinese Jungkook fansite, StepByStep, organized a donation to charity to celebrate Christmas.
On this beautiful day, I decided to give a little gift to people that need help as a way to say thank you for the love I receive from Jungkook.
– StepByStep (@StepByStep0901)
StepByStep donated $899 USD to UNICEF in Jungkook’s name.
As an additional New Year’s gift, StepByStep also donated $120 USD to WWF(World Wildlife Fund) and “adopted” a pygmy rabbit, both using Jungkook’s name. They also “adopted” a humpback whale in BTS’s name. (Not literally adopting, but providing a donation to help sustain the species!)
Additional new year gift for JungKook
A 200,000 KRW(180USD) donation to WWF using JungKook’s name
Adopted a Pygmy Rabbit using JungKook’s name
Adopted a Humpack Whale using BTS’s name pic.twitter.com/8YjJnIbwkt
— StepByStep👣 (@StepByStep0901) December 30, 2018
International A.R.M.Y also came together to raise money for Golden Closet Charity Campaign, a campaign to help animals in need by rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing abused and abandoned animals in South Korea. A total of $1,174 USD were donated to this cause in Jungkook’s name.
It’s very heart-warming to see fans spreading the love!