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Video of Melania Trump, teens and K-pop star goes viral

By Associated Press
The Associated Press
U.S. first lady Melania Trump is greeted by South Korean middle school students as Choi Min-ho, a member of South Korean boy band Shinee, top right, watches during "Girls Play 2!" Initiative, an Olympic public diplomacy outreach campaign, at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool)

SEOUL, South Korea— A video of first lady Melania Trump smiling at South Korean girls who had burst into screaming when they saw a member of a K-pop boy band was shared widely on social media on Tuesday.

The video showed Trump at ease with South Korean teenagers in school uniforms at an event where the first lady gave a speech on the importance of giving girls equal access to sports.

When the girls noticed Choi Min-ho, a member of Shinee, standing next to Trump on a surprise visit, they started to scream and clap, while the first lady watched them with a wide smile.

갑자기 민호가 뉴스에 나온다고 해서 급하게 여기저기 틀어보다 집캠찍어봄ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 방한한 멜라니아 여사와 평창올림픽 홍보관련으로 행사를 진행한것 같다~ 민호보고 놀란 소녀보는 표정 개귀욤 ㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜ

— hana❊ (@mint_minho_1209) November 7, 2017

South Korean Twitter users praised the first lady's interaction with the girls and the K-pop star, especially her long-lasting smile.

"She smiles a lot, speaks well and is so kind to the teenagers," said one Twitter user.

"I saw her smiling like that for the first time," another said.

The event at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul, dubbed "Girls Play 2!" took place while President Donald Trump attended a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in during his two-day visit to South Korea.