A friend who makes extra efforts to make you feel special is the kind of friend that everyone deserves, and it appears Taehyung, aka V of BTS, is exactly that kind of friend. Taehyung already has a reputation for his warm, friendly, and down-to-earth personality. There are many instances where the singer drew attention for going out of his way to show respect for his juniors, seniors, staff members, and even fans. Taehyung also always takes out time of his busy schedule to connect with his fans and discuss his life with them.
Recently, a fan on twitter shared an old story of how Taehyung once saved up his own money to gift an expensive Gucci sweater to Jimin. This was when BTS was not as big globally as it is today, so they didn’t really have a lot of money, which makes it even more special and cute.
“i want to be a friend like taehyung who saved up his own money to buy jimin an expensive gucci sweater even though they weren’t making a huge amount of money at the time” the tweet by the fan read.
The og tweet received replies such as: “And he said back then : the price doesn’t matter because it’s Jimin” “When I think about it, Tae’s mom did the same for him when he moved to Seoul so he can have a a nice north face padded coat.” “And the fact that Jimin wore it all the time” “him wearing it with so much professional and telling how tae gifted him 🙁 they’re so precious”
Tae and Jimin’s Friendship:
Before joining the band, the two members were close friends. Before BTS, Jimin and V joined Big Hit, and in their second year, they were moved to new high schools. Many of Jimin’s Seoul-based classmates made fun of him because of his Busan accent. Throughout this time, V stood by Jimin, and the two grew close.
V read a letter to Jimin after their performance of Bon Voyage in which he lauded Jimin in front of Big Hit officials, who were hesitant to choose him for the band.
He wrote, “Before our debut, you once got anxious about it. At the time, I had a meeting with the company and they asked me what I thought of you being on the team. I thought it over and said that you were there for me through the ups and downs. You were the one who laughed and cried with me. So I said that it would be good if such a good friend could debut with me. It felt good to say that and I was happy to be able to debut with you.”
He also added in the letter, “When I cry in the bathroom, you’re there to cry with me. You come at dawn to laugh with me. You care about me and have me in your thoughts. I love you buddy.” This letter left Jimin in tears.
Jimin said, “I don’t know what others might think. I actually learn a lot from him. He makes me feel good and touches my heart often. That’s when I’m grateful to have Taehyung as my friend. So I want to say I’m grateful.”