One Direction has said goodbye where group members first said hello.
Over the weekend, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan performed on the finale of The X-Factor, which is the same show on which Simon Cowell first discovered the quarter of British hunks.
At the time, of course, it was a quintet of British hunks, but Zayn Malik left One Direction back in March.
Soon afterward, One Direction stunned fans upon announcing that it would go on hiatus for 2016 and, very likely 2017 as well.
So that made their renditions on The X-Factor of Made in the A.M. tracks “History” and “Infinity" a tad bittersweet, as they marked the final times Harry and company would be performing live for...
... well, for who knows how long.
Afterward, the artist jumped on social media and sent messages of gratitude to their fans.
Tweeted Style: "To you, you have changed our lives and no words will ever be good enough to thank you for what we have done together."
And Payne: "Honestly thank you so much to everyone look at all the amazing things we have done together like wtf man."
And Horan: "5 of the best years of our lives so far.. Thank you all so much for your incredible support .I hope you guys realise what you've done for us."
And Tomlinson: "I hope you realise what we have all done together really is incredible. You guys have made us what we are today! We'll be back soon enough!"
One Direction swears this is just a break, not a break up.
But then why does it hurt so bad?!?