A video of first lady Melania Trump smiling at South Korean girls who had burst into screaming when they saw a member of a Korean pop boy band was shared widely on social media on Tuesday.
Across the ocean, it seems America’s allies are in love with our first lady.
The video showed Trump at ease with South Korean teenagers in school uniforms at an event where the first lady gave a speech on the importance of giving girls equal access to sports.
When the girls noticed Choi Min-ho, a member of the pop band Shinee, standing next to Trump on a surprise visit, they started to scream and clap, while the first lady watched them with a wide smile.
South Korean Twitter users praised the first lady’s interaction with the girls and the K-pop star, especially her long-lasting smile.
“She smiles a lot, speaks well and is so kind to the teenagers,” said one Korean Twitter user.
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“I saw her smiling like that for the first time,” another said.
The event at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Seoul, dubbed “Girls Play 2!” took place while President Donald Trump attended a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in during his two-day visit to South Korea.
갑자기 민호가 뉴스에 나온다고 해서 급하게 여기저기 틀어보다 집캠찍어봄ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 방한한 멜라니아 여사와 평창올림픽 홍보관련으로 행사를 진행한것 같다~ 민호보고 놀란 소녀보는 표정 개귀욤 ㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜ pic.twitter.com/feHW0F4xPU
— hana❊ (@mint_minho_1209) November 7, 2017
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The Associated Press contributed to this article