It started with a whimsical Birthday wish by a 6 year old from an extraordinary family; and by extraordinary I mean the famous #TeamKramer of the Philippines consisting of a Basketball Player Dad, an Actress Mom and three spunky and adorable kids who as a family have become social media darlings of the the Philippines with a following in the millions!
Earlier today young Scarlett Kramer informed her parents over dinner that she wanted iKON’s Bobby to perform at her 7th birthday party. It was not an odd request as before now the family have proven to be huge fans of iKON’s music and the children have been known to rock out with their parents to Bling Bling on their morning school runs – talk about motivational music! Love Scenario, iKON’s most recent mega hit, has also received a lot of love from them.
When Scarlett made her request, like a true fan she was specific about the song, asking for “Saranghae” (I Love You) the title track off Bobby’s 2017 first solo album, “Love and Fall.”
Rather than laugh off her request her parents took to social media to make a heartfelt request to Bobby to come to the Philippines and perform at their daughter’s 7th Birthday. In the same video Scarlet shed cute tears to prove her conviction and Team Kramer fans were asked to help the message go viral so it would reach Bobby in South Korea.
If the little Scarlett’s tears were not enough to move your stony heart then prepare yourselves as the story grows even more heart warming. Not even up to an hour later Bobby’s put a message up on Instagram Live! It was his response to Scarlett! In it he sings her a birthday song personally with the help of fellow iKON member Donghyuk and sends her heartfelt birthday wishes!
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Oh my gosh!!! 😍😍😍 Thank you @bobbyindaeyo for the early birthday greeting!!! Scarlett is in shock!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Super means a lot to Scarlett, Kendra and Gavin!!! Thank you to our Team Kramer friends for helping us!!! Oh my gosh!!! Such supportive Team Kramer friends!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️ You guys made it happen!!! 😚😚😚 Thank you DK @_dong_ii for greeting Scarlett too!!! 😚 @kendraandscarlett
As you can imagine the family of fans were besides themselves with shock and delight that reverberated throughout the iKONIC fandom! Everyone experienced the duality of well wishing and envy of that sweet little girl who got Bobby’s personal birthday wish!
The happy go lucky family was quick to record a response from the kids thanking Bobby and sending love!
Finally as if to prove the cultural relevance of this special family the entire thing was reported almost immediately by ABS-CBN News, one of the biggest TV Networks/News portals in the Philippines.
And so the sweetest little drama began and ended in less than an hour and one is left wondering along with Pinoy iKONICs if this could be the start of a real push to finally see iKON perform in the Philippines. If such a dream could come true we already know which famous family will be in the front row!
I wasn’t crying while typing this you were.
Little Scarlett’s IG letter to Bobby:
(Cr: @meowbinn on tw)
Which Bobby wasted no time in liking!
As of the time of publishing this news app reared on the following News sites:
And Bobby was still trending in the Philippines!
(Cr: @chanwoosbae on tw)
(Cr. For Sources: @Ms_Cyndie on Tw).