Other Members’ Reactions
On their last recording, Gary posted a picture on his Instagram feed with a caption, “Thank you, Running Man. I’ve been happy. You were the best moment of my life and I will not be able to forget you.”
Although the members were upset and sad when they heard the news, on his last day, they seemed to cherish the moments and some of them even posted a picture on Instagram.
Before shooting, Ji Suk-jin posted a picture before shooting, “Gary, I’ve been feeling weird since this morning. I can’t believe it’s your last shoot, and the sky is downcast. I’m very sad, you rascal. ㅠㅠ See you later.”
Maknae Lee Kwang-soo also posted a picture of him with Gary, with a love emoji for the caption.
On November 11, 2016, Haha also posted a picture of him and Gary and made a caption, “Haha’s hyung, Gary the squid.. I’m suddenly missing you..” Gary left a comment on his post saying that he should be careful of the cold and left a kiss emoji. He then posted the same picture on his Instagram.
It wasn’t only Running Man members who felt sad about Gary’s departure, fans and netizens also shared their feelings about his departure. Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
- [@kxtlp] Oh good lord. How am I suppose to handle this?!
- [@heoseokinq] NO YOU MUST BE FUCKIMG KIDIDNG ME
- [@diyananatasha__] i can’t believe this
- [@sfkings9] wae?? this my favorite show, I’ve been watching it almost from the beggin’.. it won’t be the same without him.. like at all :'(
- [@AarushiC_18] you can’t make April fools jokes now its October
- [@itsmejuvyt] Good luck Gary..we will miss you
- [@sehunxeris] IM SO FUCKING SAD RN I’VE BEEN WATCHING RUNNING MAN SINCE 2010 AND HE JUST HAD TO- IM EMO AF
- [@amirulvip4life] thanks for everything gary hyung
- [@jsjh2t] Kang Gary left Running Man oh my god ……………….
- [@yikes_weeehee] NOOOO…… HE SHOULD NOTTTT…… WHAT ABOUT MONDAY COUPLE
- [@baekhyunsgf] i hope he is happy and makes good music he’s proud of, i miss him already, running man won’t be the same
- [@Trizehh] there are actual tears in my eyes i think it’s true and i’m devastated by this
- [@Beccy0502] TELL ME THIS IS A LIE. OMG. HE WAS FAVORITE. I LOVE HIM.
- [@fnacss] i never imagine runningman without gary
- [@SonParkChaeng] THANK YOU KANG GARY FOR EVERYTHING WE WILL MISS YOU TT
Although they don’t seem to have interacted much recently, we sure hope Gary and the Running Man members to keep in touch. Let’s support for all of them and look forward for their activities together in the future!