“I could not believe my eyes. The breaking news headline. I was very shocked and read it out loud.
Yoogeun, who was more surprised than I was, asked me multiple questions. I was frozen. How would I explain this to this little guy?
He asked and asked: ‘Why? He is alive, right? Is it real? No, right?’
‘Jonghyun dad went to where great grandma is.’
Upon hearing that, Yoogeun burst into tears. He tried to hold his tears back and asked again.
‘But it could be wrong, right? How did he go where our great grandma is?’
As if he could not understand his death and as if he could not accept the reality. He kept asking questions.
He searched Jonghyundad’s pictures online, and read articles on Jonghyun. He didn’t want to admit it, so he cried and cried.
He wanted to say that he misses him, but he knows that he can’t see him anymore. He was mad, sad and blanked out.
The shock was really big. He can’t fall asleep easily. He tried to hold his tears back under his blankets.
I told him not to hold back. Hearing this, Yoogeun sobbed as he called Daddy Jonghyun’s name. He then cried himself to sleep.”
— Yoogeun’s Mother