A celebrity whose actions soothe you
I swoon when Yoongi smiles. He's definitely my comfort idol.
|K-pop||Korean Pop music|
|Kpop||Korean Pop music|
|Idol||A K-pop star|
|Stan||An obsessed fan of someone or something|
|Meme||A piece of media that spreads via the Internet|
|Fandom||Community of fans|
|Superfan||An extremely dedicated fan|
|Fanboy||A dedicated male fan|
|Fangirl||A dedicated female fan|
|L2M||Listening to music|
A comfort idol is any celebrity whose actions charm you and help you retain your faith in humanity. The phrase is mainly used to refer to K-pop stars (often called idols) whose fans regard them as cute, wholesome, and humorous.
Around August 2020, Twitter's community of K-pop stans began sharing various versions of a tweet that read "everyone has that one idol that they go to for comfort. seeing their face reminds them that they're going to be okay." Each tweet had a heartwarming video or picture of the tweeter's favorite K-pop idol attached. Because the Internet is sometimes good, more and more Twitter users latched on to the comfort idol meme, sharing cute photos and videos of mostly K-pop idols, but sometimes other celebrities.