SBS airs clip of Yoo in Army
The clip featured the 20-year-old actor pushing the wheelchair of Korean War veteran Han Dong-soo, who fought in the Battle of Yeongcheon in September 1950.
Fans responded enthusiastically to the clip, posting positive comments on the “Good Morning” website.
After launching his career at the age of 7 in television dramas, Yoo rose to prominence in the 2002 film “The Way Home,” where he played a young boy forced to spend the summer with his mute grandmother in the countryside.
The low-budget film became a surprise hit, with more than 4 million admissions and turned Yoo into Korea’s most beloved younger brother.
Yoo surprised Korea again last year when he quietly enlisted in the Army - most big celebrities in Korea wait until their late 20s to do their mandatory military service.
Yoo will reportedly finish his service on Dec. 4.
By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer