ARMYs Offer Condolences For BTS Jungkook’s Family Dog, Gureum, After His Passing

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RIP, Gureum. You’ll be missed.

BTS Jungkook‘s family dog Gureum has unfortunately passed away.

Jungkook has always been a dog-lover. Currently, he’s the proud dog dad of Doberman Bam and two Italian Greyhounds, Peng and Song.

BTS’s Jungkook with Song (left) and Peng (right). | @abcdefghi__lmnopqrstuvwxyz/ Instagram

 

Jungkook with Bam. | Weverse

However, his family dog of many years is white Maltese Gureum. Fans would also sometimes refer to him as “Cloudie” as his Korean name translates to “Cloud.”

Jungkook’s older brother Jeon Jung Hyun shared the news of Gureum’s passing on Instagram after fans asked about him. After twenty years, Gureum passed away at the end of 2021.

Gureum-ie passed away around the end of last year. I was so proud of him for holding on till the end while sick to see mom and dad. The 20 years together with Gureum-ie were very happy (to me). I’m leaving this post since there were many asking about his recent condition. Have a good night.

— Jeon Jung Hyun

Jung Hyun regularly shared updates on the family dogs. He even has an Instagram Highlight dedicated to them.

ARMYs are devastated to hear the news, knowing the family history. Jungkook previously revealed that Gureum had been an abandoned dog. Since his family adopted Gureum from a rescue shelter, the dog stayed with them and was cared for greatly by Jungkook’s brother

Not only that, but as Gureum passed at 20 years old, which is admirable for a dog, the majority of Jungkook’s life included Gureum. His earliest memories were with him.

Even after Jungkook moved and joined BTS, he regularly thought of Gureum and mentioned the adorable dog. As they say, distance makes one’s heart grow fonder, and Jungkook cared deeply for the family dog.

Just last year, he and his fellow members spoke about the pains of one’s pets growing older during BTS In the SOOP 2.

So, ARMYs are paying their respects to Gureum, knowing how hard it is to lose a beloved pet.

We also offer our sincerest condolences to Jungkook and his family during this time.

Watch a video dedicated to Jungkook and Gureum below: