Back in 2016, NCT fans had a funny encounter with actor Ryu Joon Yeol.
Fans revealed that the actor was taking a break at a cafe inside the MBC building when he spotted a group of girls waiting around the building. The group was NCT fans lining up to sign up to see NCT 127 perform on Show Champion.
When the staff of the program appeared with the sign-in board, all the fans began running to reach it first. The actor witnessed the race and got curious to see what they were running for and decided to join them.
He asked the fans who this was for but NCT fans were too busy to answer him. It took several tries before he found out it was for NCT 127, who was then the newest group from SM Entertainment. Fans shared Ryu Jun Yeol actually beat everyone and was the first one to arrive at the sign-board. He even signed few autographs for the fans.
When Ryu Jun Yeol was asked about the incident in a later interview, he simply answered, “I ran because I couldn’t just sit around when everyone started to run except for me… It was a bit embarrassing for the incident to be shared on SNS but it still was a nice episode to remember.”
when Ryu Jun Yeol run because he also saw NCT 127 fans run to write their name to attend NCT's encore show and asked if it was EXO😹💝
— 킰탄 | SUPPORT YGTB JEONG WOO (@kirstilett0s) May 24, 2018
This happens almost 3 years ago but fans still have a laugh whenever it is mentioned.