South Korean heartthrobs Song Joong-ki and Bae Suzy have more in common than you think. They are both extremely talented, insanely good-looking, and the fan following for these actors is huge.
Besides their popularity and stardom, Song Joong-ki and Bae Suzy appear to share one common personal trait: the kindness quotient.
Over the years, both Song Joong-ki and Bae Suzy have built a reputation for themselves, and the duo is all heart when it comes to doing good. The benevolence of these two actors recently made the headlines.
On July 13, Bae Suzy, who is currently starring in the K-drama Uncontrollably Fond, donated $8,770 to Dream On Social Welfare Society, which takes care of poor and needy children.
Bae Suzy’s agency, JYP Entertainment, stated that the Uncontrollably Fond actor made the donation without keeping the agency in the loop. According to a report by Soompi, Bae Suzy’s father Bae Wan-young personally went to the Boseong Country Office to donate funds on her behalf. This donation is aimed at helping middle school students in Boseong County, South Korea, who lack the funds to pay for their school uniform.
“We hope that this will be of even a little help to the students who live in farming areas,” Suzy’s father said.
Uncontrollably Fond star Bae Suzy has been engaged in numerous charity works. Last month, the K-pop idol donated $87,770 to another charity managed by the Buk District Council of Gwangju. Bae Suzy’s parents reportedly visited the council together to offer the money. This donation will be used to help low-income families living in the area.
In 2015, Bae Suzy became the second female idol after Im Yoona to surpass more than $87,801 in total donations to the Community Chest of Korea.
“I came to learn of the Honor Society through my parents and other good people around me.I joined because I wanted to give a little bit of strength to those in need,” said the Uncontrollably Fond star Bae Suzy, according to a report by Korea’s News Nate.
On the other hand, Song Joong-ki recently made the headlines when he doled out tablet PCs worth approximately $1,140 each to all his staff members after his fan meeting in Shanghai. Actors showering their staff with gifts, particularly after a fan meet, is a common practice. However, in this case Song Joong-ki exceeded expectations when he offered these gadgets to concert planners, stage directors, and security guards.
While working on the military romance Descendants of the Sun, Song Joong-ki treated his staff members with respect. In a recent television interview, director Jo Sung-hee, the brains behind A Werewolf Boy, spoke highly of the 30-year-old actor.
“Song Joong-Ki learned all of the younger staff members’ names, talked with them, and looked out for them. He’s young, but he’s an actor you can’t help but respect,” he said.
A couple of months ago, the Descendants of the Sun actor Song Joong-ki donated his entire fee for appearing on a Chinese variety TV show, Hurry Up, Brother, to an unnamed charity.
Song Joong-ki has also been secretly making donations to the Korean Childhood Leukemia Foundation (KCLF) since 2011. This noble deed came to light only in March when the foundation decided to announce it.
In the same year, Song Joong-ki took part in a yellow ribbon campaign to raise awareness about pediatric cancer. The actor donated all the proceeds and rice wreath collected from narrating the award-winning special documentary called Tears of the Antarctic.
According to a report by K-pop Herald, Song Joong-ki also donated $85,521 through UNICEF to help the victims of the Nepal earthquake.
It is truly commendable when stars such as Song Joong-ki and Bae Suzy come forward to help those in need. The duo’s kindness quotient has given a new lease of life to many.
Song Joong-ki is currently involved in shooting for Battleship Island, which is slated to release next year. Bae Suzy’s Uncontrollably Fond is gradually gaining popularity in China.
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