[TRANS] 151224 NEWS: EXO member Chen’s Christmas gift, low key donates 5 million won to help impoverished neighbours
Popular boy group EXO’s member Chen possesses a lively and cheerful personality in addition to a good voice and is loved by many fans. On the show ‘Weekly Idol’, it was revealed that his whole family are devout Catholics, and his Baptismal name is “Mateo”. When he has time, he will accompany his mom to attend church to worship and provide services for those in need.
Recently, netizens have discovered that Chen has low-key donated 5 million won to help his neighbours who were facing financial difficulties. This act of charity sparked heated online discussions.
According to a netizen recently on Twitter, his mom read in the church’s newspaper that there was someone named “Kim Jongdae Mateo” brother who recently donated 5 million won to help his neighbours in need. This kind-hearted person who passionately devotes to others was in fact Chen.
This netizen also said that even though his mom does not recognize EXO’s Chen, she knows “Kim Jongdae Mateo”, who frequently does good for others.
Moreover, last year, many fans also uncovered that Chen donated 3 million won out of his own pocket to help the church with reconstruction and renovations. Although these are personal acts out of faith, Chen’s sense of contributing back to society left fans in admiration, and started to address him simply as “Angel Oppa”.
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