No, obviously, we're kidding (ha! ha!) – they're losing their minds. Many of them just, like, literally can't ...
The fandom has exploded this is the craziest day since Zayn left I literally cannot— The Larry Bible (@TheLarryBible) August 4, 2015
... though plenty are being shockingly witty through their tears.
zayn's first single is himself. nice.— Jae (@idkjae) August 4, 2015
YouTube star Matthew Lush is expressing the thoughts of many.
Zayn is single! What am I going to wear!!!— Matthew Lush (@MatthewLush) August 4, 2015
If Zayn is looking to rebound with a girl with low self-esteem I volunteer as tribute.— Calvin (@aurosan) August 4, 2015
I've been waiting for single zayn for wayyyyy too long— mariam (@malikyourface_) August 4, 2015
Others are just worried for Malik's Perrie-themed ink.
I JUST REMEMBERED ZAYN HAS A TATTOO OF PERRIE ON HIS ARM. IS HE GONNA CUT OFF THAT ARM NOW OR WHAT— ˗ˏˋ*beth noelle*ೃ (@nakedmagic) August 4, 2015
The GIFs from this drama, though, really do keep on giving.
liam: damn yall broke up? zayn: yea- liam: pic.twitter.com/247kL5TLhl— 1D Updates! (@OfficialWith1D) August 4, 2015
Speculation is running rampant as to the next development during this time of highs and lows for the fandom ...
"louis confirmed hes a dad" "zayn and perrie split" yall whats next? niall and mark are secretly a married couple with two children smh— parker.,1 ◟̽◞̽ (@lwtlube) August 4, 2015
... with many just pleading for time to process everything that's happened.
"zayn and perrie break up" "louis confirms pregnancy" TOO MUCH IS HAPPENING WE NEED A BREAK— αshleyღ (@MyLouisTCrew) August 4, 2015
*louis being a dad* *harry is sad* *liam and sophia got mobbed* *niall is chased* *zayn and perrie broke up* ALL OF THESE FOR 1 DAY— nummy ツ (@liamthejesuss) August 4, 2015
Take all the time you need, everyone. This is difficult.