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    Posted on Jul 23, 2014

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

    So. Much. Emotion.

    It's One Direction's fourth birthday today.

    Isn't it SO exciting?

    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

    Several One Direction-related hashtags started trending.

    Twitter

    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

    And others made their own mark on the day, quite literally.

    But mainly it was all about the emotion.

    Now we just need someone other than Niall to wake up and mark this MOMENTOUS day.

    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

    And in just 16 seconds he got this many retweets and favourites. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    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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