The sign language interpreter's reaction to BTS's performance of "Permission to Dance" at the United Nations General Assembly caught the attention of netizens.
On September 20, BTS officially became the first K-pop group to perform at the United Nations General Assembly. Here, in addition to using their influence to spread positive messages to the world, BTS performed their hit track "Permission to Dance". It is well known that BTS's choreography for their song "Permission to Dance" includes international sign language for 'Joyful,' 'Dance,' and 'Peace.' While it touched the hearts of fans from all around the world at the time of its release, BTS's thoughtful incorporation of sign language into their choreography seems to have also touched the heart of the sign language interpreter at the UN.
Netizens took notice of the sign language interpreter pausing and smiling widely after realizing that BTS's choreography for "Permission to Dance" already included sign language. His reaction spread across various social media platforms, where many netizens recorded the touching moment and shared their thoughts.
More of the netizens' comments included:
"Why am I crying?"
"At first, he was like 'no way' and then, the way he smiled widely like that TTTT Why am I crying?"
"So touching TTT"
"I love this so much."
"I feel like my tears are forming."
"Seeing the sign language interpreter smiling like that was so touching."
"He is so cute."
"What is this? Why am I tearing up?"
"It's touching because they didn't just force it in to make it their highlight choreography, but they made it sincerely for those who have hearing disabilities."
"So cool of them, as expected of BTS."
"Ahh, this is kind of tear-jerking."
"Sign language is different for every country, but that is international sign language."