BTS‘ V turned 25 at the stroke of midnight KST on Dec. 30, which called for a lit celebration organized by fans across social media — and even at the tallest building in the world.
The official Twitter account for BTS sent out a celebratory message for V, which included a thank you note from the birthday boy himself.
“I’m so happy &thankful I’m able to receive many messages of congratulations from ARMY on my birthday,” one fan’s translation of his original message read. “We’ve spent countless days together, but you all have made my birthday become something even more special. I’ll deeply cherish &always remember your wishes with a grateful heart.”
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) December 29, 2020
Actress and singer Laura Marano also posted a picture of the two on Twitter today, writing, “Happy birthday to the absolutely lovely, respectful and kind Kim Taehyung.”
So many wonderful birthdays today!! Happy birthday to the absolutely lovely, respectful and kind Kim Taehyung ❤️🙌🎈🎊 pic.twitter.com/M32B07tNtx
— Laura Marano (@lauramarano) December 29, 2020
Furthermore, China Baidu Vbar, V’s loyal Chinese fanbase, orchestrated a light show on the side of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which stands at 2,722 ft.
Messages such as “Happy V Day” and “We Purple You” as well as his full name “Kim Taehyung” sprawled across the skyscraper, while his Dubai-based fans belted the lyrics to his song “Winter Bear.”
KIM TAEHYUNG we love you🥰💜 pic.twitter.com/lQC3bfw2Jm
— CHINA Baidu Vbar (@KIMTAEHYUNGBAR_) December 29, 2020
Other members of the ARMY demonstrated their love for V by drawing anime portraits of him or making collages of him with pictures from his past birthdays.
Recently, on Christmas Day (Dec. 25), V was the one gifting fans with a new solo slow jam titled “Snow Flower,” featuring Peakboy.
See more sweet gestures for V’s birthday below.
— claire⁷// (@Randomsplashes) December 29, 2020
cutest taehyung photo sequences – a birthday thread ♡ pic.twitter.com/JHsJzRBY28
— yuka⁷ 🍓 (@mr_lindov) December 29, 2020
— d： (@divewizvxxte) December 29, 2020
taehyung’s birthdays through the years — a thread 🎂 pic.twitter.com/CM1Y5A1513
— ♡ (@lovetetes) December 29, 2020
💞happy birthday to our real life art loving anime boy! 💞
— ✿ᴰʳnibby⁷⭐️ (@ZoroMins) December 29, 2020
— taehyung lover (@vantetum) December 29, 2020
— jennie 🍃 (school arc) (@jenniaki) December 29, 2020