‘I am one petty MF’: Los Angeles woman, 23, travels 6,000 miles to Seoul to cut ‘love lock’ off tourist attraction after splitting from partner
- Kassie Yeung documented her journey on social media, which took the 23-year-old from Los Angeles to Seoul, South Korea. The two cities are 5,953 miles apart
- Video shows her on a flight to South Korea, then in an airport before she goes to purchase wire cutters from a store
- She is seen carrying her wire cutters before getting on a bus, buying a ticket, and hopping in a cable car to take her up to the top of the N Seoul Tower
- From there, she searches for and finds her old love lock and cuts it off
- Yeung posted the video on TikTok on May 11, where it has generated over 7.8 million views and counting
One TikToker took her break-up to the next level, traveling almost 6,000 miles to remove a padlock she left on a tourist attraction with an ex as a testament to their love.
Kassie Yeung documented her journey on social media, which took the 23-year-old from Los Angeles to Seoul, South Korea. The two cities are 5,953 miles apart.
‘I am one petty MF, idc what anyone says,’ a caption in Yeung’s TikTok says.
Her TikTok videos show Yeung on a flight to South Korea, then in an airport before she goes to purchase wire cutters from a store.
One TikToker is going viral after she traveled to South Korea to cut a love lock off a fence
Kassie Yeung’s video shows her traveling to South Korea, arriving at the airport
She then went and purchased some wire cutters for her excursion
‘Snip snip,’ an automated voice says in the video. ‘Time to snip.’
She is seen carrying her wire cutters across the city before getting on a bus, buying a ticket, and hopping in a cable car to take her up to the top of the N Seoul Tower, sometimes known as the Namsan Tower.
At the top of the tower are a number of locks for lovers, reminiscent of the old Pont des Arts bridge in Paris.
Couples attach the locks to its railings, then leave them there as a symbol of their relationship.
But Yeung decided it was time to cut hers off after her relationship with the partner she visited the romantic spot with ended.
Yeung did not offer further details on who her ex was, or why they split up – but her extravagant act of symbolism caused a sensation online.
The South Korean government says, ‘N Seoul Tower is one of the iconic symbols of Seoul. This place has now become a popular date spot for couples.’
Yeung is then seen traveling to the N Seoul Tower with her wire cutters in hand
She has to take a cable car up to the top of the tower to complete her goal
Finally, she reaches the top of the tower and begins looking for her old love lock
Yeung searches for the lock she shared with her ex while rocking a mask a couple takes a selfie nearby.
Finally, she finds the lock after around 30 minutes and celebrates after cutting it off, showing it off and saying ‘F yeah.’
Yeung posted the video on TikTok on May 11, where it has since generated over 7.8 million views and counting.
Yeung told Insider that she initially put the lock on one of the fences of the tower in the summer of 2019 before her return to cut it off almost two years later.
One comment read, ‘I mean this with the utmost respect when I say this but I fear you.’
It took Yeung, 23, around 30 minutes before she was able to find the hidden lock
Yeung is then seen celebrating after successfully finding her lock and cutting it off
Another said, ‘The dedication. Because I don’t even know where my one is.’
While her video has racked up plenty of views, the destruction of the love lock wasn’t the primary reason for her trip to South Korea.
Instead, she was pursuing a career as a backup dancer when she decided to return to the tower to break off the lock.
Nevertheless, she was happy to make a video that could connect to her followers.
‘It is relevant in the sense that everyone goes through relationships, breakups, and possibly having love locks with ex-lovers,’ Yeung told Insider.
Yeung took to Instagram after her South Korean travel story went viral