While all the lads posted messages, Liam was the only singer to namecheck his bandmates past and present, writing:
Wowwwww 5 years 5 boys what an amazing journey I couldn't thank you all ever enough and thank you Louis Niall Harry and zayn for everything— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) July 23, 2015
Thanks for all the memories boys I love you all— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) July 23, 2015
Zayn, who departed the group earlier this year retweeted Liam’s message, and then quickly sent a reply.
@Real_Liam_Payne thanks bro ! 😀 x— zaynmalik (@zaynmalik) July 23, 2015
Naturally, Directioners were beside themselves with delight at Zayn’s kind words, and rushed to tweet the stars:
— ʍօßiռa :D (@_mobina_) July 24, 2015
ZAYN AND LIAM OMG OMG I FREAKIN OUT— hes ☀︎ (@voguestylnsn) July 24, 2015
HOLY FREAKING SHOOT... ZAYN & LIAM TWEETED EACH OTHER YESTERDAY.
ZIAM INTERACTED HERE ON TWITTER YESTERDAY.
OH, MY GOD.— liyanh hates school (@cliffopayno) July 24, 2015
HEY GUYS OMG I WAITED FOR ZAYN TO TWEET LIAM AGES OMG— all the LOUve (@Zayn_Cute_Malik) July 24, 2015
IM SO EMOTIONAL BC LIAM IS TELLING THAT ZAYN IS STILL A PART OF ONE DIRECTION AND ZAYN REPLIED TO HIS TWEET MY ZIAM HEART 😭😭💕— 3 days till my bday (@skygazeniall) July 24, 2015
Who knew one small tweet could mean so much, eh?
Zayn’s been having a bit of a tough time recently, and it was recently revealed that his solo material won’t be released on Simon Cowell’s label Syco. Instead, it’s believed that another Sony-owned label will pick him up.
He also recently hit headlines after a Twitter spat with producer Naughty Boy.
The former BFFs fell out over a leaked video, which featured Zayn with rap duo Krept & Konan.