It’s not like this is the first time we learn that Ah In and his Korean fans are awesome.
Here is Jaeshinah‘s summary of fan-accounts about this community service event:
Ainese members organized together to have a service day for Ah In fans at ‘St. Mary’s Village‘ which is a home for the disabled in South Chungcheong province (where Daejeon is, a couple hours south of Seoul by train). They began at 10am, which means that the members who came from Seoul, Pusan, and all over the country had to leave very early in the morning. I guess they organized the trip on the Ainese website and Ah In saw it but was totally quiet about it ^^ They arrived and began helping wherever needed and they realized how much work it really is to run a home like that and how many hands they really are short of.
After working in the morning, the Ainese members went to serve lunch to the patients in the home and have lunch with them and suddenly………. Ah In appeared!! Everyone completely froze and they couldn’t tell if the food was going in their mouths or their noses. LOL. Ah In didn’t want this to be a big deal so he came very quietly and in normal clothes, as the photos show^^ Ah In hadn’t had lunch and so they shared lunch with him and then they all went to help again. Ah In’s manager and other people from his company who wanted to come help also came along.
Apparently all the patients in the home were so happy to see Ah In ^^ They all knew that he was Jaeshin from Sungkyunkwan Scandal and they loved him so much, even though many of them couldn’t speak. The author of the blog said it made the Ainese members so proud to be fans of a star giving and receiving so much love with the patients at St. Mary’s ^^
One Ainese member came a bit late and followed Ah In in… she thought, hmm what a familiar back…but without thinking she just totally passed him by without another glance and went inside and only realized later she had passed Yoo Ah In without another thought ^^ Hahahaha. (tinysunbl: LOL, we should all be familiar with his back silhouette by now)
The afternoon volunteering was helping with snack time and feeding the patients pastries and milk. Many of them can’t speak and can’t move without the help of wheelchairs, so they needed the volunteers to help with everything–feeding them, wiping their mouths. The patients were so happy and grateful for their help that the Ainese members felt embarrassed because what they were doing was such a small gesture and they wished they could do more, but everyone’s hearts were filled with warmth =)
They had about an hour left over in the afternoon, so the Ainese members got to spend some time with Ah In. They sat around comfortably and asked him about things they were curious about and just talked casually for a little while. They hadn’t prepared anything, of course, but everyone was really nice and polite and it sounds like everything went very well ^^
Ah In shook everyone’s hand and gave everyone autographs. And some lucky fans even got hugs. The author wrote that it really felt like their love for Ah In was making them into better people. Their love didn’t just stop at liking Ah In, the actor–it inspired them want to gather together and do good deeds and become better people, little by little.
Ah In talked and laughed openly and without any reservations with the patients at the home and his bright smiles for the patients will remain in the Ainese members’ hearts for a very long time. =)
Pictures from seider‘s Purpledoll3 Blog and various sources, collected by Janjher; Fan accounts collected by Jaeshinah from various Ainese Fanclub members. Thank you!
THE AINESE ARE AWESOME!!!!!