While they could not be together, all nine members of EXO celebrated another special anniversary on August 5.
Three years ago, on August 5, 2014, the groups fans were officially given the name, EXO-L. For their fans third birthday this year, EXO shared a series of videos.
In the first clip uploaded by member Sehun, eight of the members sing happy birthday, before Baekhyun jokes that it feels like yesterday you guys bornbecause it was yesterday. Sehun comments, Youre younger than me, while Chanyeol says, We want to celebrate your 30th, 300th, and 3000th birthday also. While the video seemingly ended with leader Suho thanking and congratulating fans, the group still had more planned.
A post shared by SEHUN (@oohsehun) on Aug 5, 2017 at 7:19am PDT
The next clip was shared by Chanyeol, and began with Suho saying, You thought it was over, didnt you? The members begin to send their sentiments one by one, as Kai starts by expressing, Congrats on becoming three years old, and I hope we can continue together for a long time. D.O. also adds, Happy birthday.
A post shared by EXO_CY (@real__pcy) on Aug 5, 2017 at 7:29am PDT
Baekhyun revealed the final clip (to this series), where the remaining members who had yet to say something spoke up. Baekhyun starts out by asking if they liked their title track, Ko Ko Bop, and says congratulations after joking about the response to his (previous) mullet hair. D.O. also adds more to his original message, and expresses, I hope everyone will continue to be healthy. Chen comments, Thank you for the last three years, and please continue to be happy, while Xiumin amusingly says, EXO-Ls, you all are three years old now, right? Were five years old. Call us oppa.
A post shared by BaekHyun. (@baekhyunee_exo) on Aug 5, 2017 at 7:20am PDT
While he couldnt be with his fellow members due to various reasons, Lay also thanked and congratulated fans on their third birthday, and shared a special self-composition.
A post shared by Zhangyixing (@zyxzjs) on Aug 5, 2017 at 7:45am PDT
Prior to the videos, Suho had also posted a message on EXOs fanboard that read, Happy birthday EXO-L!! To think that its already your third anniversaryOf course EXO-Ls are the best. Ill become someone who professionally loves fans, who proves it through actions and not just words. I love you.
In one final video released through the groups official Twitter account, the members reiterate similar messages to what they said earlier, as they express their love by thanking fans for their support and saying that theyre the best.
EXO-L 3주년❤ #엑소 #EXO #엑소엘 #EXOL pic.twitter.com/BrDKHz9ZGX
EXO (@weareoneEXO) August 5, 2017
Happy third anniversary to EXO-Ls!