Foreign fans have been posting pictures of them on social media since September 29 and sharing stories of meeting them.
One post said that they met two handsome men backpacking in New York Times Square and that they were Park Bo Gum and Go Kyung Pyo. Another had a picture of the actors’ autographs as proof of actually meeting them at the Niagara Falls. The actors had signed their autographs and written, “To the pleasant person we met in Canada.”
One of the revealed photos shows Park Bo Gum wearing a white hoodie, a black baseball cap, and his sunglasses backwards. Go Kyung Pyo is following him with a gray backpack on his back. The two are traveling around just like any other backpackers, without managers or other companions. Some fans even said that it seems they’re in one place one second and before you know it, they’re somewhere else.
According to fans who have seen Park Bo Gum and Go Kyung Pyo, the tall handsome men were enough to catch eyes even without the knowledge that they are popular Korean celebrities.
Go Kyung Pyo and Park Bo Gum are known to have been good friends for a long time. They were close before they became popular and proceeded to work together in movies like “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” and “Coin Locker Girl.” The two acted as best friends in the hugely successful drama “Reply 1988” as well. They also appeared in the variety show “Youth Over Flowers” and showed off their friendship in real life.
Go Kyung Pyo revealed during a recent interview that he still keeps in touch with the “Reply 1988” cast members. He expressed, “Park Bo Gum is a friend I have respect for. He’s honest and kind. He’s younger than me, but he cares for me a lot. He’s busy these days because he’s going to school, but we still keep in touch often.”
Go Kyung Pyo also talked about his plans to go traveling to other countries during the Chuseok holiday, saying, “I’m very excited. Whenever I finish a production, I set out to leave without giving it much thought. Then I have time to reflect on myself and recharge.” It seems that he took the long holiday as an opportunity to go traveling with his close friend Park Bo Gum!