Korean boy band sensation BTS has offered words of encouragement to Filipino fans amid the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines.

The Kpop group shared their sentiments of hope and support through a video message, which SMART telecommunications delivered through its Twitter page on Wednesday (April 21).

In the video, the seven-member Asian group talked directly to their Pinoy fanbase, expressing their desire to connect with Filipino ARMYs as soon as the threat of the pandemic ends – with band leader RM opening the conversation. 

“It’s been a while since we met ARMY and everyone in the Philippines. Let’s meet soon after this long winter is over. I miss you a lot,” he said. 

His statement was seconded by the group’s lead vocalist and main dancer – Jimin – who gave a heartfelt call to Filipino fans.

“Dear Filipino ARMY, I hope my heart can reach you and thank you for always supporting us. We look forward to seeing you soon,” Jimin declared.

Member Jin highlighted the need for smart decisions during the year-long health crisis.

“Smart decisions have always been important to us and it seems to have produced good results for us. Let’s be happy everyone. I will encourage you so you can only walk the path of happiness,” he pointed out. 

Meanwhile, Suga, J-hope, and Jungkook wished fans good health this 2021 as well as words of motivation for passions and things they want to accomplish this year. 

“The year 2021 has started everyone. I hope that everyone stays healthy this year so we see you at the show,” Suga shared. 

While J-Hope added, “The simple fact is that when you have a purpose, you will have a reason for life and it will become your driving force.” 

“It would be nice if you had a clear purpose but I hope that you will think about and judge your realistic environment and do what you need to do, one by one,” Jungkook said.

Band member V, for his part, left a reminder to fans – to not give up and continually break barriers. 

“No matter how many times you fall, don’t give up. Keep yourself going without giving up will break one of the big walls in your life,” he shared.

BTS and SMART are collaborating for the telecom giant’s new ‘Live Your Passion with Purpose’ campaign.

According to SMART, the initiative aims to encourage Filipino youth to pursue their passions no matter the obstacle. 

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