With news that Liam Payne had signed a solo record deal, there have been fears for the future of One Direction and their "hiatus".
But Louis Tomlinson made sure fans knew how appreciated their loyal support has been for the past six years as he sent a sweet message to celebrate the band's sixth birthday.
-- One Direction (@onedirection) July 23, 2016
He said: "I just wanted to film a little message 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."
Harry Styles sent an overwhelmed tweet to his 28.9 million followers.
Six years. I have no idea how to say thank you for all your support. For everything you are, and everything you've done, thank you. H
-- Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) July 23, 2016
It turns out this was even more important because he hasn't tweeted in, like, forever.
HARRY HASNT TWEETED FOR OVER A MONTH BUT NOW HE JUST DID HE APPRECIATE OUR DAY HE CARES HE LOVES HE IS AN ANGEL Y'ALL #6yearsofOneDirection
-- 6 year (@blondboynjh) July 23, 2016
I can't believe Harry tweeted us. I thought he forget about today. I love him so much, i can't describe how i feel rn! #6YearsOfOneDirection
-- Six years ? (@smilexharryx) July 23, 2016
Niall Horan and Liam haven't tweeted yet, but Liam made sure fans knew how much he cared when he tried to assuage their fears that the band were breaking up permanently on Thursday.
One direction will always be my home and family but I'm very excited to see what this chapter brings.
-- Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) July 21, 2016
Fans got #6YearsOfOneDirection trending on Twitter on Saturday, and the tributes are quite something to behold.
There were some phenomenal throwback pictures (with Zayn, of course)
-- kae ; ia so dont unf (@zlutmuke) July 23, 2016
-- One Direction (@OneDrecti0nFans) July 23, 2016
-- Sean. (@provokinghes) July 23, 2016
-- Katsí (@Katsi11) July 23, 2016
-- chelsea (@hampsteadhes) July 23, 2016
And this incredible gif.
-- Audrey Lynn (@hiiiaudrey) July 23, 2016
Mostly fans were overcome with appreciation for the band.
always gonna be 1D af thru thick and thin ??? #6YearsOfOneDirection
-- Brennen Taylor (@BrennenTaylor) July 23, 2016
-- « 6 years » (@namelessbeluu) July 23, 2016
thank you for 6 years of more happiness than I could imagine. I don't know what my life would be like without you ? #6YearsOfOneDirection
-- giovanna (@otrabws) July 23, 2016
-- 1D Beards ?? (@1D_Beards) July 23, 2016
In these 6 years
We cried together
We laughed together
We celebrated together
We are a family
We protect each other?#6YearsOfOneDirection
-- 6 years (@kimbrlydgzmn) July 23, 2016
-- Neneh. (@NenehTrainer) July 23, 2016
Maybe Simon Cowell should get the biggest thank you today.