You and me got a whole lot of history! One Direction celebrated their tenth anniversary on Thursday (July 23), and the majority of the boy band took to social media to look back on their major milestone.
Liam Payne was the first to mark the occasion with an emotional post, writing, "What a journey… I had no idea what we were in for when I sent this text to my Dad ten years ago at this exact time the band was formed. Thanks to everyone that’s supported us over the years and thanks to the boys for sharing this with me #10YearsOfOneDirection." The pop star's tweet included an adorable screenshot of a text he sent his dad on July 23, 2010 saying simply, 'I'm in a boy band."
"Too many incredible memories to mention but not a day goes by that I don't think about how amazing it was," Louis Tomlinson tweeted amid a series of thoughtful posts, tagging all four of his former bandmates before adding, "So proud of you all individually."
Niall Horan, meanwhile, responded to both Payne and Tomlinson's tweets with love before sharing his own thoughts on the anniversary: "When I met these four gents there was no way I thought we would go on to do what we did," he wrote alongside a snap of the fivesome performing together on stage. "So many unbelievable memories we shared together. We felt the adoration of millions from around the planet on a daily basis and it was mind blowing."
For his part, Harry Styles shared a sweet photo of the band hugging in front of a massive crowd of fans. "I’ve been struggling to put into words how grateful I am for everything that’s happened over the last ten years. I’ve seen things and places that I’d only ever dreamt of when I was growing up," he captioned the pic before continuing in a thread to thank the fans, crew, the band's team and others in a thread. "To the boys, I love you so much, and I couldn’t be prouder of everything we achieved together. Here’s to ten. H," he concluded.
In their six years together, One Direction released five smash albums, four of which premiered consecutively at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time.
As of press time, Zayn -- who left the band in 2015 at the height of their Midnight Memories era to pursue a solo career -- was the only former One Direction-er to stay mum about the big day.