Park Seul Gi’s Story about Yoo Jae Suk’s Kindness Touches Netizens Once Again

Yoo Jae Suk and Park Seul Gi

During her award acceptance speech for the 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards, Park Seul Gi, a reporter of “Section TV,” brought up Yoo Jae Suk’s name, making the audience curious about her relationship with him. Now a touching story about kindness Yoo Jae Suk showed Park Seul Gi seven years ago is spreading wildly on internet, explaining Park Seul Gi’s tears during the speech.

From the moment her name was called for the Music/Talk Show Excellence Award, Park Seul Gi’s eyes filled up with tears. She explained that she only came to the award ceremony to fill up the guest seats, and had not expected to receive an award. Since receiving a Rookie Award in 2004, she was used to being backstage, preparing to do interviews for “Section TV.”

While giving her award acceptance speech, she suddenly brought up Yoo Jae Suk’s name, saying, “Every time I see Yoo Jae Suk’s face, I burst into tears.” This short comment made the audience curious about Park Seul Gi’s relationship with Yoo Jae Suk.

In 2010, Park Seul Gi mentioned during an interview a special experience she had with Yoo Jae Suk. While she was waiting to interview the “Infinity Challenge” members, who had received the Grand Award in 2007 as a team, she felt extremely depressed being backstage. As she was pushed by countless reporters from all over Korea, she could not help but think, “I am a celebrity too,” and was sad to be working as an interviewer rather than as a comedian, which is her original job, during an entertainment award ceremony. While trying to get an interview going, she was eventually pushed to the back by multiple reporters.

She then added, “Right at that moment, Yoo Jae Suk politely told the reporters who were pushing me back, ‘Please give Seul Gi some room.’ The second I heard him say that, I was overwhelmed with sadness as well as gratefulness. I still can’t forget that day. Maybe it’s because of that moment but every time I meet Yoo Jae Suk, I tend to tear up. He was always a great sunbae I looked up to, and his concern for me moved me very much.”

Meanwhile, Yoo Jae Suk won the Grand Award for the 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards that day. Reading countless stories about his kindness, netizens have considered him to be well-deserving of the 12 Grand Awards he has thus far received in total during his career.