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24 July 2015, 09:54 | Updated: 24 July 2015, 11:53
Louis Tomlinson also finally returned to Twitter to thank the fans for five years of the band as the boys posted heartfelt messages.
Can you believe it’s been FIVE years already since One Direction and their gorgeous faces entered all of our lives? Well it has indeed and the boys are pretty thankful for all the support they have had during those five amazing years.
The Directioners got #5YearsOfOneDirection trending worldwide on Twitter this week and the boys have posted long heartfelt tributes to the fans that have got them to where they are today.
Harry Styles told the fans:
We have been a band for five years. And it is impossible to thank anyone enough for all the support they have given us over this time..— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) July 22, 2015
All the crew that we have been so lucky to work with, and everyone who is behind the scenes. We thank you for everything that you do.— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) July 22, 2015
To you who support us, in any way, thank you. We wouldn't be here without you. You did this and we thank you for having us. All the love— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) July 22, 2015
Louis Tomlinson has been pretty quiet on Twitter since the news broke that he may be expecting a baby with one of his friends, but he also posted a series of messages thanking the fans for their ongoing support:
Every single day we are thankful for the platform that you incredible people gave us . What an amazing 5 years it's been !!— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 23, 2015
You have been by far the most incredible fanbase and nothing you do goes unnoticed . We are so lucky to have you guys ! Thanks so much :)— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 23, 2015
Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 23, 2015
My attempt of expressing how thankful we are for you guys !— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 23, 2015
Liam Payne also thanked all five of the original One Direction boys including Zayn, who thanked him for including him in his message. Awww, you guys!
Wowwwww 5 years 5 boys what an amazing journey I couldn't thank you all ever enough and thank you Louis Niall Harry and zayn for everything— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) July 23, 2015
Thanks for all the memories boys I love you all— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) July 23, 2015
@Real_Liam_Payne thanks bro ! x— zaynmalik (@zaynmalik) July 23, 2015
Niall also posted a heartfelt tribute to the fans:
5 years , literally sittin down talking about last night. Insane! I remember the day we were out together like it was yesterday!— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 23, 2015
Thank you so much for what you've done for us so far, what an incredible journey it's been , wish we could thank you all ,— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 23, 2015
Thanks to the boys too, we've seen and done some incredible things together, love you all !— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 23, 2015
The boys aren't the only ones thankful for the past five years, Harry and Louis' mums, the director of some of their biggest music videos including 'You And I' and 'Night Changes' and even the actual X Factor got involved in the celebrations:
It's a special date today. 5 years ago today my boy said....... Mum! They have put me in a band. Thank you ... http://t.co/fcQmdSsdGA— Johannah Deakin (@JohannahDarling) July 23, 2015
Terrific 5 years ! Incredible times— Ben Winston (@benwinston) July 23, 2015
With more hits than you can count under their belts, endless world tours and billions of fans the world over, One Direction are certainly a force to be reckoned with – who else is betting we’ll be here in another five years time celebrating #10YearsOfOneDirection?