We are always bleating on about how bloomin’ incredible those One Direction fans are, but if anything serves as concrete evidence of this, it is the fact that Louis Tomlinson has now overtaken actual President Obama in having the second most Twitter retweets OF ALL TIME.
Pretty impressive, right?
But what is the 21-year-old’s iconic tweet that has stolen Barack’s prestigious title? …Well… Actually… It’s a declaration of his love for bandmate Harry Styles.
Posted just after midnight on the 3rd of October 2011, when the Larry ship was sailing at full speed, Louis tweeted to his bandmate: “Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis”.
Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) October 2, 2011
Trying to ignore the pretty snazzy Mean Girls reference (October 3rd, grool), this tweet is pretty amazing for a whole load of reasons, starting with the fact that it was back in the good ol’ days when the boys used to ACTUALLY tweet eachother, but mostly because it is such an adorable declaration of love, it almost makes up for the more recent: “I-am-in-fact-straight” tweet that appeared on Louis’ social media account for next to no reason last year.
Proving that love really does conquer all, the original tweet currently has over 761,200 retweets, blowing the 757, 516 retweets for President Obama’s ‘Four More Years’ post from the 2012 election out of the water.
Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012
Although, to be fair, there is still quite a long way to go before they beat Ellen’s famous Oscar selfie, which is currently the most retweeted tweet of all time at a whopping 3,365,849.
If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Still, anything is possible when it comes to Directioners.
This mass achievement from the fandom also serves as a reminder of just how many people ‘ship’ Louis and Harry, with around a gazillion fans believing that the two boys are actually in a secret, romantic relationship with one another and have been since the X Factor days.
And believe it or not it’s not as crazy as it sounds - the fans have actually compiled a rather convincing box full of evidence to prove this theory , and Harry going absolutely wild during last year’s promo tour (Not that important/ Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it, need we go on?) drove the already pretty solid rumour into overdrive.
Now that over 761,000 individual people have shown their support and love for the boys, officially making Larry Stylinson more popular and powerful than the President of the United States, who knows what kind of rollercoaster of emotion they will be taking us on next, but one thing is for sure – and sorry to steal your line, Lou – they will ALWAYS be in our heart.
Yours sincerely, Directioners everywhere.
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