When the clock struck midnight KST time and it officially became September 21, the celebrations for EXO Chen‘s birthday started in full-force and within moments, Chen and his special birthday hashtags began trending worldwide.
But the celebrations weren’t just online! EXO’s first Bangkok stop for their EXplOration tour just so happened to fall right before his birthday so, of course, his members and EXO-Ls were ready to make sure day was amazing!
There was Chanyeol who greeted Chen with an intense and high-powered birthday greeting which was inspired by his TVXQ sunbae Yunho and his happy birthday greeting to Changmin in 2011.
CHANYEOL: JONGDAE YAHH HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!
— ✨bbhxpcy🔥 (@exofml_) September 20, 2019
Then there was Sehun who included his birthday surprise in his “Damage” solo which Chen immediately declared as the best birthday present ever.
sehun: kim! jong! dae! happy! birthday!
junmyeon & baekhyun: *imitates sehun*
jongdae: i think this is the best gift i've ever got~ for real!
sehun: no~ the beat is faster than i thought (⊼⌔⊼ )ㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/e5k0LPnuKS
— 내 마음을 훔친 범인은 바로 세훈 🎩🔎 (@milkteu) September 20, 2019
And Suho revealed just how happy he was to celebrate Chen’s birthday with fans during their ending ment.
Junmyeon: We were at our best energy today~ Really thank you so much !! I'm really happy to be able to celebrate Jongdae's birthday here~ Happy Birthday (EN) We will say our greetings with SOMF. Till now it has been EXO, We Are One! Miss U Baby !! (EN) #EXplOrationinBKK
— 면토끼 '^' (@BUNNYMYE0N) September 20, 2019
On top of all that love from his members, EXO-Ls weren’t shy about sending their love too. During the concert, they filled the entire stadium with their voices as they sang to Chen!
EXO and EXO-L singing happy birthday song to our Jongdae is one of most heartwarming moments to witness. It is like a beautiful family meeting. Hope that our boy felt all the love and support. #VocalKingCHENDay #HappyCHENDay @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/Qmkoqtf4RT
— 94 ♥️🕊 Sehun (@morningpassages) September 20, 2019
Happy birthday Chen!