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One Direction Played Their Final Show And Things Got Emotional

"This is not the end."

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On Sunday night One Direction performed on The X Factor – their final show before they go on extended hiatus.

So things were, of course, going to get emotional.

Particularly after they shared a thank you video message with their fans.

A message from One Direction to all of you!

And took to social media to acknowledge the break.

You are the greatest team mates we have ever known. Thank you.

To you, you have changed our lives and no words will ever be good enough to thank you for what we have done together.

Well that was an emotional night !! Never can we thank you enough for how special you have made the last five years for us!

Some people had important questions about the final show.

Why are you wearing that to walk out of my life?

But it was mainly all about the boys' emotional faces.

And their embrace at the end.


Fan art was immediately made of the moment.

And it all got a bit much when people started comparing their final embrace with the one they shared during X Factor five years ago.

But it's this quote from Louis which made everyone really lose their shit.

@onedirection no, thank you for all 5 amazing years, we love you guys

#ThisIsNotTheEndOfOneDirection started trending on Twitter.

- Last performance - Last group hug - Last group selfie FANDOM: SEE YOU ON 2017 πŸ‘‹πŸ˜­ #ThisIsNotTheEndOfOneDirection

Thank you for the best years of my life. I will be here, waiting for more. #ThisIsNotTheEndOfOneDirection

It's not just fandom It's not just band It's my family One life - One Direction #ThisIsNotTheEndOfOneDirection

And fans shared their heartbreak on tumblr.

So. Much. Emotion.


If you can bear to go through it all again, here's the video of One Direction's X Factor performance.

View this video on YouTube

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