Gagman Yoo Jae Suk wrote an article some time ago detailing a powerful story about his mother during his elementary school days. A copy of that article was recently posted up on various internet community boards, and netizens were so touched by its contents that it quickly became a hot topic.
Featured in the magazine “Good Friend” (which was discontinued in 2004), his article was titled “The Class President’s Mother Who Cleans”. It reads:
“When I was in elementary school, our family had to move three times because of financial issues. I was unusually shy around people, and it took me a long time adjusting to my new schools. However, I soon became used to my new school life and participated in school events. Sometimes, I’d even say something funny in the middle of class and make the classroom turn into a sea of laughter.
When I was in sixth grade, I became the class president. My mother was extremely happy for me, but also worried. She told me, ‘Since our Jaesuk is the class president, I should visit your school teacher sometime and even help out in the track and field meets.’
However, a parent can not meet with a school teacher empty-handed, and since she is the mother of the class president, she needed to give donations to the track and field organization as well. I think that was pressuring for her, but at the time, I did not know. I had no idea why her face expression suddenly darkened when she said those things.
At the time, my father was a postman and did not make much. And since he is a man who refuses all bribes, there weren’t any perks or extra income to his job either. To my mother, it was difficult to even use that income to provide her sons with a proper education.
After that incident, I soon bumped into my mother at school. She was cleaning the main entrance. ’Mom, why are you cleaning the school?’ She laughed and replied, ‘Since our Jaesuk is the class president now, I think I should help in some way too…’
I later found out that my mom didn’t have enough to donate, and offered to clean instead. I have no idea how much I cried after I found that out.
My mother’s love for me is so big, I could not repay it, even in an eternity. I’ve never expressed it, but I will quietly shout it now: ’Mother, I love you.’”
Netizens commented, “I become so moved every time I read this,” “Why is Yoo Jae Suk suddenly so handsome to me now?,” “That’s why family environment is so important…,” “Who knew there was such an impressive mother behind his success,” and “To me, Yoo Jae Suk is Won Bin and Jang Dong Gun.”Sources: allkpop, Newsen via Nate
Can't agree more with this comment , “To me, Yoo Jae Suk is Won Bin and Jang Dong Gun.” :')