Song Il Gook’s beloved triplets joined their dad on stage at his musical with South Korean flags to celebrate National Liberation Day!
On August 15, Song Il Gook reposted a photo to his Instagram that a fan had taken during the curtain call for his musical “42nd Street,” in which Daehan, Minguk, and Manse look positively adorable in their smart outfits and hats on stage.
Song Il Gook writes, “Daehan, Minguk, and Manse who joined their dad as a surprise during curtain call for National Liberation Day today. Thank you so much to the audience member who took the photo! I didn’t have any photos so I have to re-gram this.”
August 15 is National Liberation Day in Korea, which celebrates the day in which Korea was liberated from Japanese colonial rule in 1945. Song Il Gook is known for showing his patriotism for South Korea, and even once took part in a relay swim to Dokdo (a group of islets which both South Korea and Japan claim as their own) on National Liberation Day in 2012, as well as of course named his sons Daehan, Minguk, and Manse (their names together sound like “Long live the Republic of Korea”). Song Il Gook’s great-grandfather was a general who fought for Korea’s independence from Japan, and his grandfather also fought against the Japanese police during the colonial period.
The Song triplets’ appearance must have been a great surprise for everyone in the audience today!