The BTS ARMY Just Donated Thousands To Charity To Thank James Corden After The Band's "Late Late Show" Interview

    A spokesperson for Magic Breakfast confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the charity had received more than 585 donations from people in 54 countries.

    On Tuesday night, BTS made their third appearance on the Late Late Show to promote their new single, "Black Swan", and their upcoming album Map of the Soul: 7.

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    The band's members — RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — sat down for an interview to discuss their recent appearance at the Grammys, the new album, and the worldwide stadium tour they're embarking on in April.

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    They also treated us to the first TV performance of "Black Swan", showcasing their — as always — impressive choreography and live vocals, and giving us serious "Fake Love" vibes.

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    Oh, and they ended the show with a game of hide and seek, which culminated in Jin being fireman's lift-ed out of the photobooth and deposited onto a stool by Ashton Kutcher.

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    It's genuinely six and a half minutes of pure joy. If you haven't yet, please watch the whole thing.

    The BTS ARMY couldn't have been happier with the appearance, and many thanked James Corden and the show for making the band feel comfortable and not asking them which western artist they'd most like to collaborate with.

    WANNA SAY THANK YOU FOR JAMES CORDEN FOR BEING A RESPECTFUL CONSIDERATE AND PROFESSIONAL HOST AND FAN OF BTS. HE FILLED ALL THE FEELS OF ARMYS OF SATISFACTION, CONTENTMENT AND LOVE ESPECIALLY YOU MADE OUR BOYS HAPPY. SALUTE MR. JAMES CORDEN👏💜 #BTSxCorden

    To me, tonight's show and the late show special are the two best TV appearances @BTS_twt has ever had. They were happy, playful, excited relaxed, and they had so much fun. Thank you @JKCorden for being such a wonderful host and for having them on 💜 #BTSxCorden #BlackSwanLive

    (And for providing us with the pure happiness that was the hide and seek segment, obviously.)

    I'VE NEVER SMILED SO MUCH AT A TV SEGMENT AS THAT HIDE AND SEEK THANK YOU JAMES CORDEN I OWE YOU MY SEROTONIN

    So, to thank James for his support of BTS, one ARMY decided to search for charities he's shouted out in the past, encouraging other fans to donate to show their gratitude.

    So James Corden treats BTS and ARMY always so kindly and makes everyone feel welcomed at his show. There is a charity called @magic_breakfast that he supports. Maybe we could donate there to say thank you! 💜 https://t.co/jdnjvwEwN7

    The chosen charity — Magic Breakfast — provides healthy breakfasts to disadvantaged children at the beginning of each school day, to ensure hunger isn't a barrier to their education.

    And James sent the ARMY back his love in return.

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    "This BTS army is real and full of love and it's great," he wrote in a tweet. "You have no idea how many children you have helped."

    Well, a spokesperson for Magic Breakfast confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the BTS ARMY showed up and showed out to support them, donating more than £7,500 in 17 hours, which will provide 25,419 breakfasts to disadvantaged children in England and Scotland.

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    According to the spokesperson, Magic Breakfast have received 585 donations and counting from members of the BTS ARMY in 54 different countries.

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    And this isn't the first time they've done something like this — BTS fans regularly organise donations to charity to commemorate the members' birthdays, celebrate their UNICEF ambassadorship, or... just because.

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    You can watch BTS' Late Late Show performance of "Black Swan" below, watch their interview here, and the truly glorious hide and seek segment here.

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    Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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