During the TREASURE 2021 SUMMER CAMP special, the members of TREASURE were sitting around the fire when they were all presented with an amazing gift: a personal letter written to each of them by their parents! When it finally came to Asahi‘s turn, the group was surprised to find that he was already starting to tear up just thinking about what it might say.
But after a quick flip of his hair to help compose himself, Asahi began reading. While he was sharing the contents of the message, Asahi took a deep breath and smiled when he got to a part where his mother brought up the time that the two of them saw iKON on stage together.
On the way back home after the iKON live we went to five years ago, you said, ‘I’ll be a musician!’ and I still remember your face. I was surprised back then but you really got into your dream company and made a debut as TREASURE. I still feel like it’s a dream.
— Asahi’s Mother
So I decide to share the letter from Asahi's mama to him. It's a heart-warming scene. Sahi tries his best not to cry but we could see how emotional his eyes are. pic.twitter.com/74oTPl2eit
— 🍊 오렌지 요정 🍊 (@beautyasasa) August 10, 2021
The concert definitely left a lasting impact on Asahi, as he has actually brought up that same story in the past. Last year, Asahi went into full detail about his memories from the experience and how watching iKON perform (specifically Bobby!) convinced him to go and audition to be an idol in the first place.
I went to that concert with my mom. I was in the first line of standing. Bobby came right in front of me and waved at me. At that time, I wanted to be on stage like them. That’s how I wanted to become a singer!
— Asahi’s Mother
i’m forever grateful to bobby for waving at asahi at that one iKON concert and became one of asahi’s inspiration in making music & becoming a singer.. and now we getting produced by asahi 🥺✨🧡#TREASURE #iKON my best boys
TREASURE MMM ORANGE pic.twitter.com/Pb4y5VZOmb
— N! (@dear__asahi) October 28, 2020
Asahi has continuously shown his love for iKON multiple times in the past, to the point where all of the members know that he is a diehard iKONIC.
TREASURE has to make a fan song then Yoshi suddenly sing iKON’s wait for me..
*TREASURE while listening to Wait For Me*
Jihoon to Asahi: You’re an iKONIC, aren’t you?
Asahi: Yes, I’m iKONIC
Jihoon: Me too
MY TEUKONIC HEART 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ZcQKZbkNvt
— ً (@kyujiwon) August 6, 2021
And considering the fact that Asahi can literally receive advice directly from them in person, it’s safe to say that he is one of the most successful iKON fanboys of all time!
iKON shared some advices and also mentioned TREASURE ♡ aww theyre so sweet T_T
— 지훈랑 (@O3I4HOON) June 14, 2021
What do you think about Asahi’s adorable appreciation for his seniors?