One Direction Fans Celebrate Fifth Anniversary, Thank Band For Saving Lives

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One Direction Fifth Anniversary Twitter

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One Direction Fifth Anniversary Twitter

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One Direction fans are flooding Twitter to honor the boy band’s fifth anniversary. As a result, “#ThankYou1Dfor” trended worldwide, with fans sending messages about how the group’s music saved their lives and created unforgettable memories for them.

As Gossip Cop reported, July 23 marks the day Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik were put together as a group on “The X Factor UK.” Styles later came up with the name One Direction. A day before the fifth anniversary, fans across the globe had already begun trending “#5YearsOfOneDirection” on Twitter.

Now using “#ThankYou1Dfor,” @Maliks_Drug thanks the band for “saving me when no one else was even there for me.” @fookinstyles is grateful for “making me the happiest I’ve ever been. Thank you for 5 incredible years.” And @zaynderwall appreciates the band for “utilizing your global platform creating projects which have saved millions of lives around the world.” Meanwhile, @spellingharry is thankful for the group “making everyday brighter, making all of us feel loved, showing me that I can make it through anything, and so much more.” The tweets go on and on, with tens of thousands of fans (and counting) posting congratulatory messages in honor of their idols.

Styles himself took to Twitter to show his appreciation for 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,” began Styles. “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.” The British heartthrob went on to write, “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.”

Tomlinson later sent out some tweets of his own. “Every single day we are thankful for the platform that you incredible people gave us. What an amazing 5 years it’s been!! 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,” he tweeted. Tell us below what you think of One Direction’s big milestone.


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