“I stan the right person.”
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GOT7‘s Jinyoung has gained praise from fans for his thoughtful actions following severe floods in Seoul.
On August 8, Seoul suffered severe flooding that saw incredible amounts of damage wreaked upon the lower part of the city, particularly Gangnam and the surrounding districts. According to reports, around 7 people have died, with more being reported missing.
Pictures of the flood went viral, particularly those of a man who was later revealed to be Yonhap News reporter Park Sang Ryul, who was seen sitting atop his car in the middle of the flooded streets seemingly stranded. In reality, he was, of course, reporting the news!
Reporter Park Sang Ryul, however, was not the only one to go viral during the floods. A Korean man was also hailed as ‘Superman‘ after he managed to bring water levels down on one street by clearing an obstructed street drain with his bare hands.
As efforts to rebuild and clear the wreckage are initiated, Ahgases are praising Jinyoung for his thoughtful actions in the wake of the disaster.
On August 10, the Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association announced that Jinyoung donated 30 million Korean won, or approximately $23,000 in US dollars, to aid victims who lost their homes.
This is not the first time Jinyoung has contributed to disaster relief following a flood. He donated to victims of the flood in 2020 as well, reportedly without informing JYP Entertainment, which was his managing label at the time.
Fans have expressed their pride in him, as his donation proves how kind and thoughtful he really is, particularly considering he donated in secret in 2020.