Actor Park Jung Min is touching everyone’s hearts with his speech at the 41st Blue Dragon Film Awards.

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The 41st Blue Dragon Film Awards, which celebrates the achievements of South Korea’s biggest films was held on February 9th at Paradise City in Incheon. While the event was glamorous and exciting, there was one moment in particular that is touching the hearts of netizens nationwide.

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Actor Park Jung Min received the honor of winning the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in the action movie, Deliver Us From Evil. Park Jung Min portrayed a transgender woman in the film, which is still an underrepresented group in the South Korean film industry. In the midst of a celebratory moment, it was his acceptance speech that truly left a deep impression.

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Park Jung Min delivering his speech after winning “Best Supporting Actor” | Sports Chosun

He first started off his speech by relaying his gratitude to everyone.

First and foremost, thank you. Thank you to all those who loved and supported our movie. Truth be told, I didn’t think I’d receive this award. I want to say to my sunbaes Lee Jung Jae and Hwang Jung Min, as well as the staff, you all worked so hard. Thank you so much.

— Park Jung Min

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Actor Park Jung Min as Yui on the left | CJ Entertainment

It was after his gratitude that he mentioned a dear friend of his that is no longer with us on this earth.

I didn’t know if I would win or not, but I did have a small hope. I thought about how if I had the opportunity to stand in front of the microphone today and was able to give thanks to only one person, this is the person that came to mind. Honestly, I didn’t know if I should bring this up during this speech and pondered about it.

— Park Jung Min

It was here that the actor revealed that he wanted to say thank you to his friend, comedian Park Ji Sun who tragically passed away at the end of 2020.

I had a friend who would always check up on me whenever I was filming for a movie. She always asked about my well-being and was always curious about my life. That friend left this earth and went to heaven last year. I have not been able to let her go yet. I know that she is feeling apologetic right now for not being able to ask how I’m feeling about winning this award. I know that my noona is always watching me from above. I will work hard and do my absolute best in my acting endeavors so that she will be proud of me. I wanted to tell her that.

— Park Jung Min

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Park Jung Min and Park Ji Sun on “I Live Alone” | MBC

Park Jung Min and Park Ji Sun became friends after it was revealed that they were both Korea University alumni. The two appeared on MBC‘s I Live Alone together back in 2019, proving their deep friendship.

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Park Jung Min and Park Ji Sun on “I Live Alone” | MBC

Park Jung Min’s words couldn’t have been more beautiful and heartfelt. Congratulations to the actor and this incredible accomplishment. May Park Ji Sun also continue to rest in peace.