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One Direction Are 4 Years Old Today And The Fans Can't Handle It

So. Much. Emotion.

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So exciting that fans were waking up and trying to guess which band member would tweet about it first.

The boys tweeting today Niall : yes Liam : hopefully imma say yes Louis : maybe Harry : idk Zayn : Nope #ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives

4YearsOfOneDirection@BeProuudOf1D

The boys tweeting today

Niall : yes

Liam : hopefully imma say yes

Louis : maybe

Harry : idk

Zayn : Nope

#ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives

2:36 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In the meantime, Louis Tomlinson's mum did. And that was so exciting 63,000 people retweeted it.

4 years today I got the call ....... Mum, they have put me in a band! xxx

Johannah Deakin@JohannahDarling

4 years today I got the call .......
Mum, they have put me in a band! xxx

12:10 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then THIS happened. So far 150,000 people have retweeted Niall Horan's picture.

Thank you lads ,we've had a great time so far, you are family to me now , not just band mates ! Love you

Niall Horan@NiallOfficial

Thank you lads ,we've had a great time so far, you are family to me now , not just band mates ! Love you

10:58 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Which sent Twitter into overdrive.

WHO NEEDS A BOYFRIEND WHEN U HAVE NIALL HORAN TO TELL U HOW SPECIAL U ARE EVERYDAY AND THAT HE LOVES YOU #4YearsOfOneDirection

@isparklehoran

WHO NEEDS A BOYFRIEND WHEN U HAVE NIALL HORAN TO TELL U HOW SPECIAL U ARE EVERYDAY AND THAT HE LOVES YOU

#4YearsOfOneDirection

11:13 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

raise your hand if you knew niall would be the first one to tweet #ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives #4YearsOfOneDirection

4YearsOfOneDirection@DenOfficial_

raise your hand if you knew niall would be the first one to tweet #ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives #4YearsOfOneDirection

11:10 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

NIALL TWEETED NOW WE ONLY NEED THE REST TO TWEET ABOUT THEIR 4TH ANNIVERSARY AND WE WILL ALL BE ABLE TO DIE HAPPILY #4YearsOfOneDirection

F A T I M A@LovePizzaNiall

NIALL TWEETED NOW WE ONLY NEED THE REST TO TWEET ABOUT THEIR 4TH ANNIVERSARY AND WE WILL ALL BE ABLE TO DIE HAPPILY

#4YearsOfOneDirection

11:18 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Such as #4YearsOfOneDirection.

EXACTLY FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY LOUIS JUMPED INTO HARRYS ARMS AND HARRY SPUN HIM AROUND I NEED A STRONG DRINK #4YearsOfOneDirection

emily@teenwolftstyIes

EXACTLY FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY LOUIS JUMPED INTO HARRYS ARMS AND HARRY SPUN HIM AROUND I NEED A STRONG DRINK

#4YearsOfOneDirection

10:43 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

*throws a chair* *sits in the corner* *sobs uncontrollably* #4YearsOfOneDirection

four@drunk_narryx

*throws a chair*

*sits in the corner*

*sobs uncontrollably*

#4YearsOfOneDirection

11:27 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Which went a bit weird.

WE ARE THE BOYS, THE BOYS IN MOTION, WE GIVE YOU OUR DEVOTION #4YearsOfOneDirection #4YearsOf1D

NIALL FOLLOW ME PLS@Niallsfeminist

WE ARE THE BOYS, THE BOYS IN MOTION, WE GIVE YOU OUR DEVOTION #4YearsOfOneDirection #4YearsOf1D

10:49 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Even Zach Braff got involved.

#HowIHeardAbout1D "Babe, I got a job..."

Some used it as an opportunity to get things off their chest.

While others revealed how One Direction have CHANGED their LIVES.

One Direction aren't just a band who sing. They're doing much more than sing, they are saving lives. #ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives

4 years ¨̮@Zayn_MyHero

One Direction aren't just a band who sing. They're doing much more than sing, they are saving lives. #ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives

11:16 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives YOURE THE REASON WHY I HAVE MILLIONS OF NON-BIOLOGICAL SISTERS AND IM VERY HAPPY

lea || school@unicorharry

#ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives

YOURE THE REASON WHY I HAVE MILLIONS OF NON-BIOLOGICAL SISTERS AND IM VERY HAPPY

11:03 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We all know what today is.... #4YearsOfOneDirection #ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives

1D Street Team PH â™”@Official1D_PHIL

We all know what today is.... #4YearsOfOneDirection #ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives

9:09 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some used it as an opportunity to reminisce.

'They grew up in front of us and we didn't even notice' #ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives #4YearsOfOneDirection

natalie, 4 years ¨̮@Louebear

'They grew up in front of us and we didn't even notice' #ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives #4YearsOfOneDirection

11:02 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

IT'S THEIR VERY FIRST GROUP HUG IM DROWNING IN MY OWN TEARS #4YearsOfOneDirection #ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives

Dia J.@_deeyya

IT'S THEIR VERY FIRST GROUP HUG IM DROWNING IN MY OWN TEARS

#4YearsOfOneDirection
#ThankYou1DYouChangedOurLives

10:26 AM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

UPDATE: Harry has tweeted, everybody. Repeat: HARRY HAS TWEETED.

4 years. Thank you to everyone who is involved in this. I feel so lucky to be part of it. Everyone who has worked with us thank you..

Harry Styles@Harry_Styles

4 years. Thank you to everyone who is involved in this. I feel so lucky to be part of it. Everyone who has worked with us thank you..

3:11 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Thank you to all of you who have supported us. We couldn't ask for better fans, you are absolutely the best ever. We love you so much .xx

Harry Styles@Harry_Styles

Thank you to all of you who have supported us. We couldn't ask for better fans, you are absolutely the best ever. We love you so much .xx

3:14 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Shortly afterwards Liam made our day with this.

Happy four years everyone can't believe it's been that long thank you so much everybody crazy how things have turned out I love you

Liam Payne@Real_Liam_Payne

Happy four years everyone can't believe it's been that long thank you so much everybody crazy how things have turned out I love you

3:55 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But more importantly, this. <3

Some things haven&#39;t changed though I&#39;m still great at spilling things down my shirt

Liam Payne@Real_Liam_Payne

Some things haven't changed though I'm still great at spilling things down my shirt

3:55 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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