I suppose it's a bit like our local mayor who's always in the local paper, shaking hands, presenting cheques etc, but he's not usually looking at a chicken or a pair of shoes with a crowd of people in military uniform behind him.
I read in a newspaper somewhere that to celebrate his birthday, Kim Jong Un generously supplied two pounds of sweets to every child in the country . . . useful when most families are struggling against famine.
Here are a few super pics: (Kim Jong-IL looking at things tumbler and other sites.)