Malaysian BTS fans donated 99 sets of the McDonald’s ‘BTS Meal’ to frontliners at Universiti Malaya Medical Center (UMMC) last Saturday, 29 May. The initiative was revealed by BTS fan account @PurpleProject7 on Twitter over the weekend.
The caption of the post reads, “BTS Meal for frontliners by Malaysian ARMYs. 99 sets of BTS Meal given to our amazing frontliners at [UMMC] today. Thank you so much superheroes for your hardwork”. ARMYs refer to the K-pop band’s fanbase.
It was revealed in a later update that the meals were only the first batch of contributions in the donation drive that day.
The kind act comes after the highly popular South Korean band released a collaboration meal with McDonald’s last Wednesday, 26 May in several countries – including Malaysia.
If you haven’t tasted it yet, the BTS Meal comes with 10 pieces of Chicken McNuggets, a Coke, Medium Fries, and two exclusive sauces.
25 sets of the BTS meal were also given to staff and patients at the Paediatric Ward of Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital in Kota Bharu. “Thank you so much superheroes for your hard work and get well soon kiddies!” said the ARMY account.
The Twitter account then thanked McDonald’s Malaysia and their crew for the wonderful service in helping make the project a success. A name list of participating ARMYs in the project were also given a shout-out by the account.
This is not the first time these ARMYs have organised and carried out donation projects like these. The fans usually gather to carry out special projects in conjunction with BTS band members’ birthdays. This project, however, is done in honour of the band’s upcoming eighth year anniversary on 13 June.
@PurpleProject7 also updated fans of 150 meal sets delivered to frontliners at MAEPS Covid19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Center (PKRC) in Serdang. 10 sets of Happy Meals and 32 burger sets were also given to staff, doctors, and patients of the Paediatric Ward in Hospital Cheras. The account’s latest tweet indicates a fourth batch of McDonald’s meals will be given to Hospital Sungai Buloh this Thursday.
As of late, the initial tweet announcing the meal donations went viral with more than 8k likes and 4k retweets. The kind initiative surprised and captivated the attention of many netizens, causing many of them to praise their warm-hearted efforts.