Purportedly, One Direction means something to some people.
So when The Cute One/The Bad Boy/The Muslim One Zayn Malik announced he was leaving mega-popular 1D, the earth stopped on its axis and the nuclear winter that descended reflected the insides of our souls.
Here's what that looked like on social media:
Twitter got sad (sadder)
ZAYN NO IM CRYING AGAIN WHY ??????— brittany (@brittanygwalsh) March 25, 2015
Vine flipped the f*ck out
Instagram lost its sh*t
This didn't just hurt the ladies
Then #cutforzayn started happening. Don't search that.
Luckily most seem to be having fun with it.
Though who knows how that's possible in this current hellscape.
We've been taking it hard as well