If there’s anything harder to deal with than the fact that One Direction is on hiatus, it’s that the band formed a whole six years ago. Seriously, 2010 sounds like such a throwback now, but that truly is when Simon Cowell put together Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson into a group on the X Factor. Safe to say they’ve come a long way since then.
This is what they looked like 6 years ago, just to jog your memory.
Wow, puberty has been kind. To commemorate today as the momentous occasion that it is, the official One Direction Twitter account shared this quick clip of Louis.
— One Direction (@onedirection) July 23, 2016
He says, “I just wanted to film a little message just to say thank you because you guys are incredible. Your continued support is remarkable, really, and every single one of you had a hand in changing our lives, and I hope you’re as proud as we are.”
This message, coupled with Liam’s recent tweet that “One Direction will always be [his] home and family” helps keep the hope alive of one day seeing One Direction reunite after their hiatus.