Song Joong Ki is heading off to the army in less than 5 days and he’s leaving on a crest of a career high with a critically well-received drama Nice Guy (The Innocent Man) and a box office hit movie The Werewolf Boy. It’s sad that he couldn’t squeeze in one more project before he left, and it would have been acclaimed director Bong Joon Ho‘s next movie Sea Fog. Stepping in for Song Joong Ki is Park Yoochun so it’s nice to see one Sungkyunkwan Scandal buddy get a great opportunity in lieu of another. Song Joong Ki held one final fan meeting in Seoul over the weekend and in attendance was over 1400 fans from Korea and around the world. His agency Blossom Entertainment (he was formerly with Sidus HQ and joined Blossom earlier this year) just released official stills from the fan meeting. Song Joong Ki thought he would be doing it alone and then he almost teared up when his good friend and A-lister Jo In Sung surprised him by showing up in person. They have been good friends for years, and when asked to describe their friendship, Jo In Sung said he’s able to be himself and share his real thoughts easily with Song Joong Ki, who echoed the sentiment and added that he also looks up to his hyung since his career path feels very similar to what Jo In Sung’s career has been. For awhile I thought Jang Geun Seok‘s career looked to take Jo In Sung’s route but it derailed from that direction two years ago and now Song Joong Ki has really stepped up acting wise and definitely deserves the same accolades. Many of Song Joong Ki’s famous buddies recorded a video farewell for him that was played at the fan meeting, including from his all his Running Man colleagues, Yoo Ah In, Kim Jaejoong, Ji Sung, and Cha Tae Hyun. Awwwww. Song Joong Ki did the usual singing and playing games with his fans, and he ended it by promising that he will do his best to serve his military duty and return in two years ready to resume his acting career.