BTS‘s RM was born on September 12, and birthday wishes from around the world are already pouring in for the group’s leader as different time zones reach his birthday.
Fans have been showing their love and appreciation for BTS’s RM in a variety of different ways. Including heartfelt messages to the leader on Twitter…
Happiest birthday to the person with the most beautiful heart and purest soul, Kim Namjoon. So grateful for you, I love you big time 💜#NAMJOONDAY #HappyRMDay #BTSRM @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/DRW54DlFoz
— ♡nida⁷ | NAMJOON DAY 🍀 (@xwintaebearr) September 11, 2022
— joonie day ♥︎ (@kkukstudio) September 11, 2022
… and ARMYs sharing some of their favorite memories and wise quotes from RM across social media.
— Megcito⁷彡 ◡̈ ᴘʀᴏᴏғ⁹ Namu Day (@Megbtschipotle) September 11, 2022
“The labels of what being masculine is, is an outdated concept. It is not our intention to break it down. But if we are making a positive impact, we are very thankful. We live in an age where we shouldn’t have those labels or have those restrictions.” – Namjoon#OurNewHomeRM pic.twitter.com/fpwuZGE6CE
— BTS Press⁷ (@BTSPressData) September 11, 2022
— BTS PICS⁷ ♡ NAMJOON DAY (@GirlWithLuv_24) September 11, 2022
Each post celebrating RM acknowledges all aspects of the idol that fans know and love. From BTS’s dependable leader, talented songwriter, and rapper to the man who enjoys reading, touring museums, appreciating art, and generally “Namjooning.”
One thoughtful gesture for RM’s birthday came from a local Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble has over 600 bookstores throughout the United States, and a location in Waterbury, Connecticut, set up a display in their store to celebrate RM’s birthday.
The team at the Waterbury store set up “Namjoon’s Library,” described as “a selection of books read and inspired by RM of BTS,” which features a collection of many award-winning Asian authors.
— BN Waterbury (@bnwaterbury) September 10, 2022
Among the books included are Won Pyung Sohn‘s Almond, Kyung Sook Shin‘s Please Look After Mom, Han Kang‘s Human Acts, Ken Liu‘s The Paper Menagerie, Ae Ran Kim‘s My Brilliant Life, Min Jin Lee‘s Pachinko, Ted Chiang‘s Story Of Your Life and Exhalation, Albert Camus‘ The Stranger and The Plague, Haruki Murakami‘s Kafka on the Shore, and many more.
The thoughtful display resonated with fans who appreciated the kind gesture and wished the collection was displayed in their own local bookstore.
What a loving act of kindness…This is so pure and so sweet….Bless You, @bnwaterbury and honouring My Baby's birthday with his favorite books…Thank you from the bottom of my heart🐨💕🎂📚 #BTSRM #happybirthdaynamjoon @JooniesLibrary @bnwaterbury
— MadameVictorian⁷Curator @ RM Museum🐨🎂💋 ²⁰⁰ (@MadameVictorian) September 10, 2022
i want a bookstore like this near me 😭
— lulu🍋⁷ 🇦🇺 | ur our proof 💜 (@lululemonOT7) September 11, 2022
In addition to “Namjoon’s Library” being on display, the Waterbury Barnes & Noble is also exclusively running a sale on his favorite books for the next seven days.
Check out the article below for a recap of RM’s birthday celebrations from last year!