What would have been a boring trip to an ATM quickly turned into a dance practice session when a group of friends decided to groove to the machine’s malfunctioning lights.
A video tweeted just this morning by user Drew Padua (@Dewthedrews) shows him dancing while withdrawing money inside the University of Santo Tomas campus in Manila.
It quickly went viral, thanks in large part to their song choice — K-pop band BTS’ Idol.
“When you were just supposed to withdraw but you ended up partying!!” Padua said in his tweet in Filipino.
Another video also shows him dancing, but this time with “back up dancers.”
TEKA MAY BACKUP DANCERS PA PALA AKO HAHAHAHA pic.twitter.com/rDlDX4mGe9
— Drew Padua (@Dewthedrews) October 8, 2018
Padua told Coconuts Manila through a Twitter message that he just planned to withdraw but his friends (aka back up dancers Jian Valenton, Justin Cruzit, and trusty videographer Rosslyn Magpantay) thought the malfunctioning ATM looked somewhat like party lights.
“My friends are the real K-poppers. I just know a few K-pop [songs]. Then we thought [to play] Idol because the song’s beat seemed right for the machine’s beat,” he added in a mix of English and Filipino.
“The song is groovy and the beat is nice.”
Like in other parts of the world, BTS is huge in the Philippines, with the group and its members regularly trending on local Twitter.
In August, the hashtag #IDOLCHALLENGE became the #1 trending topic on Philippine Twitter after BTS’ Twitter account posted a video of member J-Hope dancing to the song.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 27, 2018
The Idol music video also broke Taylor Swift’s record as the biggest music video released on YouTube after it garnered over 45 million views in 24 hours.
The group is currently in the middle of their Love Yourself world tour and recently made appearances in various television shows in the United States.
They also became the first K-pop group to deliver a speech at the United Nations General Assembly when they helped launch the UN’s Generation Unlimited program last month.
Padua’s ATM dance video has gotten a small taste of social media virality too. Since being tweeted this morning, it has gotten over 159,000 views and 21,000 likes as of posting time.
Of course, BTS’ fans (Known as “Army,” FYI), loved the background music.
“I STAN THE BACKGROUND MUSIC!” exclaimed @ianlloren.
I STAN THE BACKGROUND MUSIC!🕺🏻🎉 pic.twitter.com/MvfddfdmaQ
— Ian Lloren🚢 (@ianlloren) October 9, 2018
“[T]he bg music though,” said @nicamrb.
the bg music though 💯
— nica (@nicamrb) October 9, 2018
“I love the bg music,” wrote @samdelasalas_ in Filipino, adding a 100 emoji at the end.
Bet na bet ko yung bg music 💯 A+
— ً (@samdelasalas_) October 8, 2018
“I want ARMYs to find this tweet … you made my day brother hahahaha,” wrote @taejinjja.
I want ARMYs to find this tweet😂😂 you made my day kuya hahahaha
— Charmander Jin🔥 (@taejinjja) October 9, 2018
“I’ll shout ‘THEY CALL ME IDOL’ when the ATM dispenses the money,” said @bertwogarcia.
Sisigaw ako ng “THEY CALL ME IDOL” pagkalabas ng pera.. HAHAHAHAHA
— Ber Garcia (@bertwogarcia) October 9, 2018
While others just found the video itself hilarious.
“Would you still party if the ATM didn’t dispense any cash?” asked @jomsync.
Mag party ka pa kaya pag walang lumabas na cash pero na debit na sa account mo? 😆
— mark felipe (@jomsync) October 9, 2018
“HAHAHAHA I CANT STOP LAUGHING,” wrote @patay_inside.
HAHAHAHA TAWANG TAWA AKO @NauseatingRyan
— DED (@patay_inside) October 9, 2018
“You’re my idol, brother. Hahaha!” said @sunsetsandramen.
Idol kita, kuya. Hahaha!
— MIgn | Zendeskian (@sunsetsandramen) October 9, 2018