While 1D have been insistent that their split is just temporary, there’s been no word yet on exactly when they’ll reunite, and for many fans, the weekend’s gig felt like a farewell.
Harry and Louis’ emotional display comes just days after rift reports, as it was claimed that the duo had been “at loggerheads” in recent months.
Speaking of their falling out, a source told The Sun: “It was very serious and their friendship has never recovered. Everyone involved in the band is well aware of the animosity between them.
"It's been central to everything else that came next with the band because there was suddenly a massive divide."
The ‘Drag Me Down’ singers also took to Twitter on Sunday morning, thanking fans for their support over the years.
“We have been very lucky to work with an amazing crew throughout the last five years of touring. To all of you, thank you for everything,” Harry wrote.
“To everyone who came out to see us on tour, thank you for having us. You’ve been our everything out there, and we love you. Thank you.”
Louis and Niall added:
What a way to finish the tour and in Sheffield as well ! Thank you to everyone who came to see us 😊— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) November 1, 2015
Thank you anyone who has come to watch us live over the last few years, it's incredible to be able to play our music live for you .— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) November 1, 2015
Louis shared details of the hiatus plans on Saturday, stating: “We fully intend to come back. We absolutely love this. We had a little sit down before and we decided that we wanted a break.
"We've had a very intense couple of years so we're just going to have a little bit of breathing time and spend that with our families.
"I don't think anyone could keep this pace up forever so I think it's the most healthy and constructive thing for all of us."