Acclaimed Filipino artist Jed Madela caught the attention of RM of BTS, getting a “heart” reaction from the K-Pop superstar himself.
In an Instagram post, Jed shared his reaction after RM liked the art toy he sent him via direct message.
“Even the smallest gesture can already be a huge thing for someone… for me,” Jed said.
The 44-year-old artist, who is a huge BTS fan, said the RM putting out an effort to open his message was more than enough. So he was in disbelief when he found out he received a “heart.”
“Today, I was over the moon when I saw that RM of BTS has ‘SEEN’ a pic I sent him last December; a photo of an art toy I made, knowing that he collected art toys,” he remarked.
“That ‘seen’ was enough for me…but today, before sleeping, I sent him another photo of the BTS-inspired VuDu art toys I made… and he responded with a ❤️!” he added.
The Kapamilya singer said “connecting” with an artist he adores felt different considering he already met some of the biggest international artists out there.
“Sorry, guys. I’m fanboying. Yeah, I’ve met international artists in the past but when you ‘connect’ with someone you really adore, it’s different!” he said.
Jed said he found it hard to sleep after the interaction with RM who was born Kim Nam-joon.
“Now, I can’t sleep… I’m happy,” he said.
He echoed the same sentiments on Twitter, saying: “Guys!!! Ang init ng tenga ko at nag papalpitate!!! Ikaw ba naman lagyan ng ❤️ ang picture na pinadala mo sa isa sa miyembro ng pinakamalaking boy group sa mundo?!!! Hindi lang SEEN, guys!!! May pa-❤️ na!!! Ngayon lang!!! Waaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!”
Guys!!! Ang init ng tenga ko at nag papalpitate!!!— jedmadela ⁷ (@jedmadela) February 28, 2022
Ikaw ba naman lagyan ng ❤️ ang picture na pinadala mo sa isa sa miyembro ng pinakamalaking boy group sa mundo?!!!
Hindi lang SEEN, guys!!! May pa-❤️ na!!! Ngayon lang!!!
Meanwhile, Jed told his fans not to engage with ARMYs who have been expressing doubts over the authenticity of his posts. Some fans claimed it is impossible for RM to receive Jed’s message since he is not following him.
“Hayaan nyo na yung mga ayaw maniwala. Kasali ka dito @harusobok sa happiness ko. Let them be…” he said.
“Armyyyy!!! Wag na natin pansinin mga ayaw maniwala at mga nega. Let us all be happy! Let them think what they want to think,” he said.
Armyyyy!!! Wag na natin pansinin mga ayaw maniwala at mga nega. Let us all be happy! Let them think what they want to think.— jedmadela ⁷ (@jedmadela) March 1, 2022
Bringing out his “resibo,” he posted a screenshot of RM’s reaction and said: “Ayan. Happy?”
Meanwhile, Jed is among the top trending topics on Twitter as of this writing.