It’s been seven years since the 2010s boy band One Direction went on their indefinite hiatus, which is why fans will take any crumbs they can get.
In 2023, Harry Styles, a former 1D member, is a Grammy-winning solo artist, making a 1D reunion seem less and less likely. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t support his former bandmates.
In fact, Styles is known for still performing their debut hit “What Makes You Beautiful” at shows and even thanked all of his former bandmates onstage during the 2023 BRIT Awards.
1D member Niall Horan even showed up at one of Styles’ Wembley Stadium concerts in 2022 and supported the “As It Was” singer on Instagram after he won the 2023 Grammys’ biggest award of the night – Album of the Year.
So fans found it extra wholesome when Styles posted and deleted a selfie to Instagram Sunday (March 5) in which he was wearing an Up All Night era One Direction T-shirt featuring all five of the baby-faced members.
Some fans even wondered if it was mistakenly uploaded to his public Instagram Story.
“What have the ppl in Harry’s close friends done in their previous lives to be rewarded like this now,” one fan tweeted in reference to Instagram’s Close Friends Story option.
Meanwhile, others were heartbroken to have missed the iconic moment before it was deleted.
“‘Go to hell’ is basic. It’s boring. ‘I hope you’ll be asleep when Harry Styles posts a selfie wearing [a] 1D T-shirt’ is terrifying, it’s real, it could happen to you, and it happened to so many,” one fan ominously tweeted.
Some people even joked about how it seems like Harry is actually the biggest 1D stan.
“Harry wore a 1D shirt while being on tour in 2023. Our boy is extremely OT5,” one fan said on Twitter.
Another fan added, “To all those that think Harry hates 1D, you can be quiet now.”
See more fan reactions to Harry Styles wearing a 1D shirt, below: