I’ve been charmed by Taecyeon ever since the big lunkhead barreled into the scene in Dream High and was as endearing a choice as the eventual male lead in that drama Kim Soo Hyun. His acting was sooooo stiff back then but he had so much earnest heart that reached through the screen, and since then he’s improved consistently as an actor through sheer hard work and screen time logged. He’s finishing up his military service next month after the last two years away from K-ent and it’s ending on a high note for sure.
He just received a military Excellence for Exemplary Service award for being a role model in how he served. He gave up his US citizenship which would have exempt him from serving, and also he had a prior injury that would have allowed him to do public service but he instead got surgery to fix it and went on to serve active duty in the army. I swear I see the human equivalent of the forever good boi Golden Retriever just staring back at me, he’s so awesome and what a well-deserved honor. “Be like Taecyeon” should be the lesson imparted to all hoobae idol boys entering the industry.