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One Direction fans, bring it on in for a virtual hug. Because we know you're hurting and we understand. Not only do we sympathize but we straight up empathize. Once upon a time, a band named NSYNC decided to break up because someone just had to go solo and do stuff like star in a movie called The Love Guru. But whatever! We're not bitter about it still.
What we're trying to say is we totally get the pain and anguish currently coursing through your bloodstream now that you've heard the terrible news that Zayn Malik will be leaving One Direction…for good. We just want to check up on y'all and see how Directioners are handling it. So let's just take a quick look at Twitter and…
Oh, sweet lord.
But this is exactly how we would be reacting if Twitter was around when NSYNC ended or when Geri left the Spice Girls.
Is this what it feels to be heartbroken #ByeZayn? ILYSM ZAYN?? (@GlamourMariela) March 25, 2015
Where will my broken heart go? #ByeZayn? AreYouHairyHarry? (@felinefurball) March 25, 2015
I AM LITERALLY IN TEARS RIGHT NOW ?? #ByeZayn? jess ? (@HeartfeltHxrry) March 25, 2015
It just feels like your whole world collapsing #comebackzayn? ? (@horannweyhey) March 25, 2015
I can't deal with this and I'm in public I wanna cry ?? #ComeBackZayn? . (@stylesdimples1d) March 25, 2015
Just got the worst possible news....this can't be....seriously having a mental breakdown. #COMEBACKZAYN? ?©arly? (@elizabethcarly2) March 25, 2015
It hurts so much to write, to breathe, to live #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik? Sisi (@MehhLove1D) March 25, 2015
My world just crashed down.. #ZaynMalikPleaseComeBack? annie (@nerdystagram) March 25, 2015
SO HE JUST WANTS TO GO AWAY ? THE ONLY PERSON I EVER LOVED ? WOW ZAYN #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik? jan loves z ??*?? (@heartnsoulzjm) March 25, 2015
DO YOU REALISE THERE IS NO ONE DIRECTION NOW ? #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik? jan loves z ??*?? (@heartnsoulzjm) March 25, 2015
I CAN NOT CONTROL MY TEARS ZAYN, HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY SEEING ME DYING #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik? DEAD CUZ ZAYN QUIT (@kimiwing) March 25, 2015
can you survive without 1/5 of your heart? ://// #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik? Conall Keenan (@_conallkeenan) March 25, 2015
EVERYKSHONE IS SAKING ME PLZ STOP IM TRYING NOT TO CRY PLZ PLZ #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik? SAJA (@JojaAbdullah) March 25, 2015
If they all break up my life would be literally over and my world would just end on that spot #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik? g | TODAY!¿ (@twerkingxnarry) March 25, 2015
when i thought it was at the lowest point didnt even reach the bottom yet #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik? FOREVER WITH US ZAYN (@NiallsvansAYE) March 25, 2015
this is the worst day of my life #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik? ?arly Byam (@carlzzzzz5) March 25, 2015
literally going to the bathroom and school crying. #ZaynMalikPleaseComeBack ????? come back zayn (@paynesvibe) March 25, 2015
Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease #ZaynMalikPleaseComeBack? just me (@Lina_Kochetova) March 25, 2015
But look! A tiny light glowing in the dark: Beliebers and Directioners, who feud on the regular, coming together for one bright, shining moment:
And hey, at least one person stopped crying long enough to come up with a solution:
If you would like to join in on the mourning and burning this mother to the ground, here is a list of hashtags created for Zayn's departure:
Good luck, Zayn! We'll miss those amazing cheekbones and your high notes.