Gaze Deep into the One Direction Fandom's Reaction to Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards' Split

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards: Twitter Reactions
Zayn Malik (left) and Perrie Edwards
Courtesy Zayn Malik

08/04/2015 AT 01:35 PM EDT

PEOPLE is exclusively reporting that Zayn Malik has broken off his engagement with Perrie Edwards. And One Direction's fan base is being pretty cool about it, actually.

No, obviously, we're kidding (ha! ha!) – they're losing their minds. Many of them just, like, literally can't ...



... though plenty are being shockingly witty through their tears.



YouTube star Matthew Lush is expressing the thoughts of many.





Others are just worried for Malik's Perrie-themed ink.

The GIFs from this drama, though, really do keep on giving.

Speculation is running rampant as to the next development during this time of highs and lows for the fandom ...

... with many just pleading for time to process everything that's happened.



Take all the time you need, everyone. This is difficult.



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