Before BTS went on stage to open for Jingle Ball 2019, they spent some quality time interacting with ARMYs through a special Meet & Greet session hosted by KIIS FM. One of the few lucky ARMYs whom BTS got to bless IRL shared her amazing experience — and now everyone is crying at her most heartfelt reaction to seeing the boys live.
This ARMY, by the IG handle of @_chronically_fighting_, shared her most invaluable series of pictures that captured her posing with BTS:
In the caption, she mentioned a list of things that each BTS member did while she was in their presence. From happy birthday messages to high-fives, BTS made sure to give this ARMY the most unforgettable time of her life. She explained, “I can’t even describe the emotions running through me right now, I am just completely filled with elation, gratitude, awe and so much love.”
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Tonight would have been the most amazing night of my life if I had only seen BTS perform at the Jingle Ball…but SO MUCH MORE ENDED UP HAPPENING!!! I’m honestly still in shock, it all feels so surreal, but I ended up getting to have a MEET AND GREET WITH BTS!!!!!!!!! I can’t even describe the emotions running through me right now, I am just completely filled with elation, gratitude, awe and so much love. Namjoon, Jin, Yoongi, Hobi, Jimin, Taehyung, and Jungkook were all SO incredibly sweet and caring and thoughtful. Here’s a little recap of everything that happened with BTS: 💜They all said “Happy Birthday!” to me! Someone had told them it was my birthday recently! 💜Jimin crouched right down by my left side and after the pictures smiled and looked me right in the eyes (he had grey contacts in) while he gave me a high five with his right hand 💜Taehyung gave me a high five with his right hand while I was leaving 💜Jungkook said “Thank you for coming!” 💜Namjoon said, “Oh, that’s a cute blanket!” With a really adorable laugh and smile that showed off his dimples (I was wearing a BT21 blanket with all of the characters on my lap) 💜When I was getting ready to leave my BiPAP cord got caught in the wheel of my wheelchair and they all kinda went “Oh!” And reached to help and Jungkook actually untangled my BiPAP cord for me from the wheels 💜Yoongi was leaning his hand on my jacket on the back of my wheelchair while we took pictures 💜I was so dumbfounded that all I managed to get out was a “Thank you” to Namjoon after he complimented my blanket and 2 “I love you’s” directed to all of them 🌟At the concert itself BTS performed 3 songs: MIC DROP, Make It Right, and Boy With Luv!!! Halsey actually came on stage to perform Boy With Luv with them!!! The performances were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!! 🌟While we were making our way to the backstage area of the Forum for the Meet and Greet I got to hear some of BTS‘s soundcheck for Make It Right!!! #bts #jingleball2019 #btsmeetandgreet #bestnightever #icantbelievethishappened #보라해 #sohappyicried
She also shared a short video of herself having a “complete emotional breakdown” after having met and greeted the boys. Her purest reaction is leaving all other ARMYs super overwhelmed with her!
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I was in such a state of shock after the BTS Meet and Greet that it took me a few minutes to even fully process what had actually happened! My mom caught a few seconds of the COMPLETE emotional breakdown I had once everything had caught up to me after we reached our seats😂 Here are also a couple clips of the actual performances that my mom filmed for me—Thank you SO much mom!!!💜 I will NEVER get over how ABSOLUTELY AMAZING tonight was!!! It was by far the BEST night/experience of my entire existence!!!!!! I can’t thank my parents enough for driving 24 hours to give me this night!!!💜💜💜Also, a HUGE thank you to iheartradio and one of my dad’s coworkers for making the Meet and Greet Happen!!!💜 I didn’t even know the Meet and Greet was happening until a couple of hours before it happened! #jingleball2019 #bts #sohappyicried #micdrop #makeitright #boywithluv #sograteful #bestnightever #istillcantbelievethishappened
Here’s what makes her meet & greet with BTS even more special though: This ARMY has actually come such a long way with BTS. Via one of her videos, in which she covers Jungkook‘s “Euphoria” in celebration of his birthday, she revealed that “BTS has taught [her] to love every aspect of [herself], including [her] illness.” She pointed out that even through the darkest times in her battles against her condition, BTS gave her the strength and the encouragement to endure.
Before I got sick, two of my biggest loves were musical theatre and choir. Unfortunately, my illness has prevented me from fully participating in and enjoying those passions in a way I once did. In the past, singing is what got me through the school day and connected me with my friends. Since I’ve gotten sick, music is what has carried me through my toughest times. For the past three years, I’ve mostly been homebound, stuck in hospitals, or traveling to doctors around the country, which has given me time to explore different genres of music and gain a deeper appreciation for how music strengthens and comforts me. The last 8 months have been some of my hardest, and one of the bright points has been my discovery of BTS. Their positive messages, especially through their Love Yourself and Speak Yourself campaign, have empowered me to do just that. Before my love of BTS, I wouldn’t of had the courage or self-confidence to share myself singing on my ventilator. Singing and posting this song is my way of thanking them for everything they’ve given to me.
So it seems, BTS have actually been the cause of this ARMY’s euphoria. Upon coming across her full story — and why it was extra meaningful for her to meet BTS — her fellow ARMYs are trying to get BTS to hear this most genuine thank-you song for them being “the sun rising again” in her life.
Check out @_chronically_fighting_, the strongest ARMY of all, and her beautiful voice:
— annaaa_ppp (@annaaa_ppp) December 7, 2019