Leading up to SHINee‘s comeback, the members had been doing live broadcasts every single day. Now that their album has been released, thankfully, they’re still going. Recently, our beloved maknae Taemin did a solo live. Here are 9 moments from his live that made me love him even more, which I didn’t know was possible.

1. When he called us “bestie”

Of course, shoutout to Manager Euisoo too!

@cheesestickyt

get it bestie!! #taemin #shinee #superm #kpop #kpopfyp @im_taemin

♬ Spongebob – Dante9k

2. When he just wanted to go on tour

He gave us a Ted Talk on why in-person concerts are superior to virtual.

3. When we got rejected

He says he loves us, yet no kiss? ????

@mukwooz

PLLSSS taemin is so funny #taemin #leetaemin #shinee #vlive #McDonaldsCCSing #VideoSnapChallenge #fyp #foryou

♬ original sound – mukwooz⁷

4. English lessons!

The student becomes the teacher.

@cheesestickyt

ill be uploading parts OUT of his study time ???? #taemin #shinee #kpop #kpopfyp @im_taemin

♬ Blue Blood – Heinz Kiessling & Various Artists

5. When he got proposed to

He basically just started speaking lyrics from “Marry You,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean a ‘no.’ Does this mean Taemin is engaged now? ????

@cheesestickyt

???? #taemin #shinee #kpop #kpopfyp #shawol @im_taemin

♬ Marry You – SHINee

6. Multilingual king!

The way he tries to respond and include all the fans. ???? He is so sweet.

@cheesestickyt

ik you cant learn a language from a song but pls hes so cute #taemin #shinee #kpop #kpopfyp

♬ 아.미.고 Amigo – SHINee

7. When he called himself “king”

He’s hip. He knows what the kids our saying.

@cheesestickyt

Reply to @yutazenlol !! #taemin #shinee #shawol #superm #kpop #kpopfyp @im_taemin

♬ original sound – cheese stick

8. When he called younger Shawols cute

Imagine someone this adorable calling you adorable.

@cheesestickyt

this is not during his English study time! watch the whole vlive for that! #taemin #shinee #superm #kpop #kpopfyp @im_taemin #shawol

♬ Shop – Toby Fox

9. When he shared his favorite song from the album

Also, apparently his hair is not black?!

@cheesestickyt

he likes body rhythm guys???????? #taemin #shinee #superm #kpop #kpopfyp @im_taemin

♬ Body Rhythm – SHINee