In light of the recent news surrounding how celebrities treat the staff around them, a past story shared by a contractor who worked with Yoo Jae Suk for 1.5 years resurfaced in the online community.

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The contractor doubted that Yoo Jae Suk would remember him, but he clearly remembers everything he learned from Yoo Jae Suk.

Yoo Jae Suk probably doesn’t remember me. But while working together, I learned a lot. During our time together, I realized why he’s the most influencial star in Korea.

— Netizen

According to the former staff, Yoo Jae Suk is a much cooler person in real life than how he’s portrayed on TV.

He’s even cooler than his character on TV. He made me want to become just like him.

— Netizen

And here’s why.

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During a product placement scene for Infinite Challenge, the staff were only allowed to drink Americano while the celebrities were able to select any beverage they wanted.

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But when he asked Yoo Jae Suk what he wanted, he got up and did something no one expected.

Please pick whatever you want.

— Yoo Jae Suk

When the contractor insisted that wasn’t necessary as Americanos were already prepared for the staff, Yoo Jae Suk went on to treat more than 50 employees to a drink with his own money.

You can’t even run your business because of our filming. We can’t just mooch off of you like this. It’s fine. Don’t worry about it.

— Yoo Jae Suk

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He also revealed that during a song festival, Yoo Jae Suk noticed the staff standing up and looking hungry, so he took action.

He brought them chairs and lunch boxes to eat.

— Yoo Jae Suk

With stories like this, it’s no wonder Yoo Jae Suk came this far in the industry.