Netizens were touched after reading the reviews left by single mothers who received home appliance sponsorships from IU.
On October 29, one netizen created a post on an online community forum titled, "Reviews left by single mothers who received sponsorship from IU". Here, the netizen posted several screenshots of the reviews left by the single mothers, who thanked IU for their new refrigerator, laundry machine, and more.
The single mother who received a new refrigerator wrote a post titled, "The refrigerator was shipped and set up for me by IUaena." She continued, "What in the world...I still can't believe it even after having it shipped to me. The refrigerator I previously used was the one I had used in my twenties when I was living alone, so it was about 15 years old. I used it well even though it would fail on me a couple of times. But recently, it kept being problematic and not too long ago, my children and I all got enteritis and suffered. My first child's symptoms were so severe and couldn't even go to school. Seeing my child receive fluids while in tears, I had mixed feelings. I wondered if there were any cheap used ones, and I was in the middle of making a huge decision of buying a good [fridge] in installments when all of a sudden I saw an organization mention that they sponsor home appliances. I just applied thinking I might have a chance, but I really am touched, for real TT. They even set it up for us and left, but I'm still in shock...Thank you so much, that I can't even express it in words."
Another single mother who received a laundry machine wrote, "The driver who shipped and set [the laundry machine] up for me was super friendly. The large 16kg heavy laundry machine has arrived, and I now can wash my blankets without worrying~ ^^ I am currently working hard to wash my baby's clothes that had previously piled up. Having a good laundry machine after such a long time, I love it so much. Thank you ^^."
There were also other single mothers who received dehumidifiers and a laundry drying machine, expressing their gratitude.
In response, netizens left comments such as:
"I want to marry IU!"
"IU is so cool. I hope all those [single mothers] continue to be happy."
"IU really is amazing. So respectable and lovely."
"Wow, this is really tearfully touching."
"For real, people like IU and Yoo Jae Suk who donate a lot are so awesome. Seeing people use [the products] to good use makes me happy."
"IU is really a respectable person."
"IU and IU's fans are both amazing people. IU makes a lot [of money] but also knows how to give to others. Please have a long-running career."
"These are things that people really need help in...they must be so thankful."