Fandoms are like households: massive, loud, and typically a little bit bit loopy. There’s all the time the oddball uncle right here and the black sheep sister there (what household doesn’t?), however in the long run, like household, fandoms all the time come collectively. And when fandoms band collectively to do good, good all the time occurs! Check out our listing of 9 instances followers have been so healthful, it melted your coronary heart.
Donations and fundraising
On particular days of their idols, like birthdays or anniversaries or concert events, it’s widespread for a lot of fandoms to donate cash, briquettes, rice wreaths, and so forth. to a sure trigger. For instance, one fandom of TVXQ’s Yunho donated 200 million gained (roughly $185,600) to low earnings households and aged that reside alone within the metropolis of Yangju for Lunar New Year.
Sometimes followers donate to a trigger that their idols personally assist. Fans of the late SHINee’s Jonghyun commemorated his birthday this yr by donating to a youth crisis center for LGBT youth.
Other methods fandoms give again is thru supporting the campaigns of their idols. For BTS’s “Love Myself” UNICEF marketing campaign, ARMY managed to lift over 600 million gained (roughly $556,700)!
Money isn’t the one approach fandoms give again! Fandoms are additionally recognized for their volunteer work. When it was revealed that EXO’s Sehun continuously volunteered at a baby welfare establishment, many EXO-Ls adopted in his footsteps and volunteered at orphanages.
After the tragic automobile accident that took the lives of two members, followers and non-fans banded collectively to assist grant late member EunB’s lifelong want: to achieve first place on the music charts. “I’m Fine Thank You” charted at No. 1 on Melon’s actual time chart.
In 2017, SHINee got here to Canada on tour, however the organizer for the Canada leg was unable to acquire official merchandise, like mild sticks, in time for the concert events. After listening to this predicament, Japanese Shawols donated a couple of thousand of their personal mild sticks (with little notes hooked up for Canadian Shawols) to be shipped to Canada simply in time for the live performance.
B1A4 was pleasantly shocked by a flash mob in San Francisco, and later even joined in! Flashmob objectives!
B.A.P’s Helping Hands, a non-profit charity group led by followers, teamed up with a non-profit group known as Pencils of Promise to construct a college in Ghana for kids in want. Bang Yong Guk, the chief of B.A.P, had said prior to now that considered one of his goals was to construct a college in Africa in B.A.P’s title. Through donations from followers, this dream has develop into a actuality.
In the Brazil leg of BTS’s tour, throughout RM’s solo monitor “Reflection” the place he sings, “I want I might love myself,” ARMY chanted again “We love you!” When RM carried out the music once more the following day, throughout the identical half, he modified the tip lyrics to “Yes I do love myself.”
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