This Unexpected Super Junior Reunion Had Fans In Tears

A familiar face graced Kim Hee-chul's Instagram

By Hanan Haddad 10 Sep, 2019 6:54 AMTags
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ELFs were treated to a wonderful surprise when they saw two familiar faces appear on their Instagram feed. Kim Hee-chul, a member of the iconic K-pop boy group Super Junior, had a mini reunion with his former boy band member, Kim Ki-bum and needless to say, the fans went wild. 

The 36-year-old idol uploaded the adorable selfie with the former member on his Instagram over the weekend to mark the occasion.

Kim Ki-bum was one of the original members of 13-member group Super Junior, before leaving the group in 2015 after his contract with SM Entertainment ended. 

The 32-year-old former idol had several solo activities even while he was promoting under Super Junior. Eventually, he moved towards an acting career, starring in TV series such as Marrying a Millionaire and Snow Flower.

Since signing with Clover Company as an actor, Ki-bum has maintained a low-profile, so fans were surprised to see him and Kim in one frame. 

Hee-chul aptly captioned the post, "Long time no see."

The two stars also posted a video together where they said hi to their fans. In the video, they reminisced about their old nicknames: Kim Hee-chul introduced himself as, "Hee from HeeBum", before he continuing, "It's been so long. Let's be healthy."

Upon zooming in on Ki-bum's face, he says, "I've gotten old." To which Hee-Chul replied, "Me too. I'm 40 now."

ELFs could not help but be brought back to the group's debut days, and were happy to see that former members are still keeping in touch. 

"Can y'all hear me crying?!���� SUPER JUNIOR's HEECHUL and KIBUM in one picture!!!!!!" One overwhelmed fan wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Super Junior is revving up for their comeback as one full unit. The group just released the first episode of their SJ Returns 3 reality show on V Live, showing the whole gang back to have a catch-up lunch.

The only member absent was Siwon, as he was overseas at the time of filming. Leeteuk, Ryeowook, Heechul, Donghae, Shindong, Kyuhyun, Yesung and Eunhyuk caught up to see what the members have been doing individually while waiting for other members to be discharged from the military. 

Watch the first episode below: