While many of the NCT members have friends among other idol groups, some are shyer and keep to themselves. Doyoung used to be part of the latter—until he took fans by surprise with his latest story update on Instagram.

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Doyoung uploaded two photos with SEVENTEEN‘s Hoshi by his side, both of them smiling and posing with the V sign.

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Since the photos had taken many fans by surprise to know that they were familiar with each other, Doyoung made a nonchalant announcement.

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Doyoung confirmed that he and Hoshi were not only friends but closer than everyone thought. He captioned the photos “I’m good friends with this one… ㅋㅋㅋ” and “ㅋㅋㅋWe’re friends…” It shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise to fans, though.

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During one of 2019’s end-of-the-year awards shows, the two had a hilarious moment where Doyoung slapped Hoshi right on the rear end. With SEVENTEEN and NCT’s Chinese members also being close friends, it makes sense the two would eventually grow close.

After all, if Doyoung had to make one idol friend, the lovable and funny Hoshi would definitely be a top choice.

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