Canadian officials, headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, presented a “Kim’s Convenience” shirt to South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the recent G20 in Osaka.
The moment, which made rounds on Twitter shortly, shows Moon receiving the simple white T-shirt bearing the show title in its iconic green and red text.
“Kim’s Convenience” made its Korean broadcast debut in January, running with two episodes a week on TV Chosun, according to the Korea Joongang Daily.
The CBC sitcom, adapted from Ins Choi’s award-winning 2011 play of the same title, centers on a Korean immigrant family living in Canada.
— Adam Galbraith Cobb (@adamcobb) June 30, 2019
Twitter user Adam Cobb, who first shared the G20 clip, described it as his “new favorite thing.”
This week, cast member Simu Liu took notice, tweeting, “So apparently @JustinTrudeau gave @moonriver365 (President of South Korea) a ‘Kim’s Convenience’ T-shirt?!?!”
— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) July 9, 2019
As seen in the clip, Moon cheerfully receives the shirt presented by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.
Needless to say, the surprising moment sent fans into a frenzy.
— 박주완 (@jpark6224) July 9, 2019
Haha this is so cute!
— Yanki Doma 🌼 (@AludumSoPiroMeh) July 9, 2019
That is incredible!!! Hope he wears it around town. 😂
— Event Ninjaneer (@AnnChow) July 9, 2019
— Kripa Nageshwar (@KripaNageshwar) July 9, 2019
.Awesome! Maybe a future episode with the President as a guest star?
— Grace Wing-Yuan Toy (@GraceToy) July 9, 2019
Meanwhile, some appreciated Moon’s Twitter username.
The fact that the President of South Korea has a 14 year old’s MSN name for his Twitter handle is amazing
— Adam Galbraith Cobb (@adamcobb) July 9, 2019
Featured Images via YouTube / KTV국민방송