NCT Jungwoo mourns the loss of his beloved dog Obokie

NCT Jungwoo, a member of the popular K-pop group NCT and its sub-units NCT 127 and NCT U, recently shared the sad news of his family dog Obokie’s passing. Obokie, who had been with Jungwoo and his family for 15 years, was a cherished and loyal companion who had a special place in the hearts of many fans.

Obokie: more than a pet

(Photo : Twitter|@junguwu) NCT Jungwoo
(Photo : Twitter|@junguwu)
NCT Jungwoo

Obokie was not just a pet for Jungwoo, but a best friend and a family member. Jungwoo often posted photos and videos of Obokie on his Instagram account, showing his affection and gratitude for the furry friend. He also mentioned Obokie in interviews and live broadcasts, expressing how much he missed him while being away from home.

Obokie was also well-known among NCT fans, who gave him the nickname “Obokie” as a term of endearment for both the dog and Jungwoo. Fans loved seeing Obokie’s cute and playful antics, as well as his resemblance to Jungwoo. Some fans even made fan art and merchandise featuring Obokie, showing their support and love for the adorable duo.

Fans offer condolences and support

(Photo : Twitter|@junguwu) NCT Jungwoo
(Photo : Twitter|@junguwu)
NCT Jungwoo

On August 30, Jungwoo posted a series of photos and videos of Obokie on his Instagram story, along with a heartfelt message saying goodbye to his best friend. He wrote:

My lovely Obok-ah, thank you for being with me for 15 years. You were always by my side when I was happy or sad. You were the best gift that God gave me. I love you so much and I will miss you so much. I hope you are happy in heaven. Please wait for me there.

The news of Obokie’s passing quickly spread among NCT fans, who expressed their condolences and support for Jungwoo on social media. Many fans shared their own memories and photos of Obokie, as well as words of comfort and encouragement for Jungwoo. Some fans also donated to animal shelters and charities in honor of Obokie, showing their compassion and generosity.

The hashtag #ThankYouObokie trended on Twitter, as fans thanked Obokie for bringing joy and happiness to Jungwoo and themselves. Fans also sent messages of love and appreciation to Jungwoo, assuring him that he was not alone in his grief. Some of the comments from fans were:

you really get to see how loved and cared for obok was considering he’s been with jungwoo and his family since 2009 like for such a small dog to live that long … man i loved obok so much and he wasn’t even my dog i can’t imagine how jungwoo and his family must be feeling rn… i hope they’re doing okay

I cant help but think of jungwoo’s situation right now Obokie isn’t just a dog but a family to them. Losing a pet is like losing a child, a sibling, or a friend

I’m so affected with obok’s passing, it feels like he’s with us while we stan jungwoo. It feels like he is my dog as well Gosh, I can’t stop crying

The impact of pets on K-pop idols and fans

(Photo : Twitter|@junguwu) NCT Jungwoo
(Photo : Twitter|@junguwu)
NCT Jungwoo

The loss of Obokie is not only a personal tragedy for Jungwoo, but also a reminder of the impact that pets have on K-pop idols and fans. Pets are often a source of comfort, companionship, and happiness for idols who face immense pressure and stress in the competitive and demanding industry. Pets also help idols cope with loneliness, homesickness, and anxiety, especially when they are away from their families and friends.

Pets also play an important role in connecting idols and fans, as they provide a common ground for communication and interaction. Pets allow idols to show their personality, humor, and emotions, as well as their caring and nurturing side. Pets also give fans an insight into the idols’ daily lives, hobbies, and preferences, making them feel closer and more relatable.

Many K-pop idols have pets that are adored by fans, such as BTS’s V with Yeontan (a Pomeranian), EXO’s Sehun with Vivi (a Bichon Frise), Blackpink’s Jennie with Kuma (a Cocker Spaniel) and Kai (a Japanese Spitz), MONSTA X’s Shownu with Monni (a Scottish Fold), Red Velvet’s Joy with Haetnim (a Poodle) and Sulgi (a Persian cat), among others.

The passing of Obokie is a heartbreaking event that has touched many people around the world. Obokie was more than a pet for NCT Jungwoo; he was a best friend, a family member, and a source of joy. Obokie was also loved by many NCT fans, who gave him the nickname “Obokie” as a way of expressing their affection for both him and Jungwoo.

Fans have shown their support and sympathy for Jungwoo, as well as their gratitude and appreciation for Obokie. They have also demonstrated their kindness and generosity by donating to animal causes in Obokie’s name. Obokie’s legacy will live on in the hearts and memories of Jungwoo and his fans, who will always remember him as a lovely and loyal companion.

What do you think of Obokie’s passing and its impact on Jungwoo and NCT fans? Feel free to share your thoughts and leave a comment.

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