On July 27, at the South Korean Daejeon National Cemetery…

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Daejeon National Cemetery | daejeonstory.com

… two wild deer showed up, completely charming the cemetery visitors. One Korean Press, News1, reported on the deer couple’s sunlit picnic day…

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Cemetery visitors interacting with the deer.

… capturing the moment in magical pictures like this one:

When the deer’s visit went viral online, Korean netizens simply couldn’t hide their amusement over such beautiful creatures.

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Some netizens, whose family and relatives rest in peace at this very cemetery, thanked the deer for coming by…

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  • “Please stop by to say hi to my grandfather too! I think he’ll love seeing the deer.”
  • “I looked so hard to see if the deer went by my parents’. This lit up my day.”
  • “Hey, they went to see my grandparents!”
  • “My dad is at that cemetery. I hope he had a chance to see the deer too.”
  • “Grandpa! Did you get a chance to see the deer? I miss you so much, grandpa.”

… and the heartwarming comments now have everyone ugly crying.

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  • “This is making me cry. My grandparents are there too. I wonder if they got to see these beauties. What a wonderful surprise.”
  • “Thank you, beautiful creatures… I hope my dad got to see them. I can’t spot his name in the pictures, but still. I know he would’ve loved it.”
  • “How glorious. I hope the spirits there had a peaceful afternoon deer-watching.”

These deer are known as the Korean kkot-saseum (꽃사슴, flower deer) and are similar to sika deer that are native to East Asia. Thanks to their “visuals”, these deer’s name kkot-saseum is actually often used as an endearing nickname to praise gorgeous K-Pop idols!

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