Earlier this morning, Hyun Bin was finally discharged from his mandatory military duties. Despite the bone-chilling weather, hundreds of fans flocked to Hwaseung, Kyeonggido, where the headquarters of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps was located, to meet and greet with the actor.

Scroll through the gallery to see photos of Hyun Bin getting discharged, as well as what he had to said when he greeted his fans! 

Hyun Bin started, “Despite the snow and harsh weather conditions, thank you to all the fans and press who came here today. 21 months ago, I promised everyone that I would return even stronger, and it looks like I fulfilled that promise. I believe I have gotten stronger, and it looks like I was able to greet everyone proudly.” 

Hyun Bin continued, “Before my enlistment, I was able to begin my military life with a happy heart because of all the support and attention everyone gave me. Because of the continued support during my enlistment, I was able to finish healthy.”

He showed tears as he stated, “I really wanted to act.” He continued, “When I couldn’t act when I was on vacation, I visited my hoobaes [juniors] who were acting and would watch them, and then I realized it. However, now that the time for me to act again as come, I want to prepare well and show everyone what I wanted to do so much.” He concluded, “I’ve stored a lot of energy during my enlistment, and now I want to return all this energy to you.”

Hyun Bin enlisted on March 7, 2011. 

Hyun Bin expresses his gratitude with a bow. 

Hyun Bin tries to hold his tears back.

A large crowd of reporters and fans surrounds Hyun Bin. 

Meanwhile, Hyun Bin enlisted on March 7, 2011. 

Hyun Bin gives his final salute before he leaves. 

A wave of emotions hits Hyun Bin.

Fans gathered at the Marine Corps HQ to be the first to greet Hyun Bin.

Fans gathered at the Marine Corps HQ to be the first to greet Hyun Bin.

 Fans gathered at the Marine Corps HQ to be the first to greet Hyun Bin.

 Fans gathered at the Marine Corps HQ to be the first to greet Hyun Bin.

Fans gathered at the Marine Corps HQ to be the first to greet Hyun Bin.