you know what, samuel emits strength. even though we were bawling our eyes out when the 11th place candidates were revealed and he wasn’t there, he didn’t cry. during the last elimination when the situation got tighter and tighter, and he really was considering he wouldn’t make it, he decided with all his might to keep such a bright smile and gather his strength to congratulate and look happy for his friends who got called. i think he’s foolishly too KIND but i don’t think that’s a bad thing at all. remembering how he was revealed to be bullied at school before the show started but still remained positive and kind, my worst fear for him after all he’s been through is that he’d be feeling alone. he’s met many supportive friends in the show. we’ve seen him be his young dork self even underneath all that experience and intimidating talent. i’m honestly saddest because he isn’t forming a group with many supportive friends and hyungs. it’s nice thinking about these friends and him having fun chasing more of his dreams having them there to catch him.
but even so, he’s remaining to be bright and stronger than we worried he wouldn’t be, and by looking at him right now he shows us we can believe that he believes he’s going to be happy