EXO‘s Kai has been touching many hearts and leaving fans feeling very emotional after opening up about his late father in his The Performers film and his latest Instagram live.
As a performer on GQ and Gucci‘s The Performers collaborations series, Kai showed fans many sides of himself in the latest installment of the series. Diving deep into the past, Kai explored personal memories about his family as well as the origins for his love of dance and choreography.
One day when I was little, I saw someone dancing on TV. I told my dad, ‘I want to do that.’ The next day he took me to a dance studio.
Many of his stories came back to his time spent with his father who passed away last year and many themes throughout the video showed Kai’s strong and everlasting bond with his dad.
My dad had to remain in our hometown village, to support my dance class tuition. He knew what it felt like to give up on one’s dreams. He chose to remain there, so I didn’t have to give up on mine.
The film itself already had fans feeling pretty emotional, but no one could stop the flow of tears when Kai later went live on Instagram. While talking about the film, he revealed how much the film meant to him as well as how he still had all the videos his father recorded of him dancing.
But he truly had everyone’s heart breaking when he looked right into the camera and said, “I miss you. I miss you, dad.”
I’m so 😭😭😭 he misses his dad so much, but I hope he knows his dad would be so proud of how far he’s come and all he’s accomplished. Jongin please😭 pic.twitter.com/2Eo69WpcVl
— Flan~~ ĖXO is here (@myeoncottonkim) December 13, 2019
Kai’s emotional words to his father have many fans expressing their love and support for him while expressing just how proud they are of him.
jongin loves his late dad so much. the way he’s always honouring him from the fake tattoos of his dad’s drawings to telling a story about him in a Gucci campaign. truly jongin is raised in a family that is full of love and support ❤️
— e. (@9493DEUX) December 11, 2019
Jongin said " i miss you dad" and look at his expression😢😢😢😢 I wont to see him like this, heing sad, please be happy jongin. Papa kim really proud of you, pleaseeee be happy💛💛😢pic.twitter.com/1c58rBJJMH
— Eri🐻 (@Haruyaaaaa) December 12, 2019
Kai’s stories about his father, meanwhile, continue to touch hearts everywhere through his live and his The Performers video: