Niall Horan celebrates his birthday on September 13, and the other members of One Direction used their last night of the On The Road Again North American tour to make Niall Horan feel special.
Fans are also celebrating Niall Horan’s birthday in Ireland, and they put their heads together to find a way to show Niall Horan that they care — and it includes VIP animals.
Despite the joy that Niall Horan likely feels as the birthday boy, he is no doubt saddened that One Direction will not be performing in America or Canada for a while. Boston reports on September 13 that at the One Direction concert, the gents said the following.
“‘It’s an important night for us, as it’s the last stop on this tour,’ Harry Styles shouted from the stage. He told the crowd to dance their hardest.”
But these emotional departing words does not mean One Direction will never play America again. In fact, UnReality TV reports on September 12 that Niall Horan and One Direction have already started planning for the band to get together after the 2016 hiatus.
Despite the sad feelings 1D may have about the upcoming hiatus, One Direction put those thoughts aside during their last American tour night to have fun — at Niall Horan’s expense.
One Direction ended their Boston concert on September 12 by putting Niall Horan on the spot about his birthday. Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Harry Styles put their arms around him and serenaded him with the classic “Happy Birthday To You” tune.
What was Niall Horan’s reaction to being serenaded? According to Hollywood Life‘s article on September 13, “Whoever thinks One Direction is taking a break because the boys don’t get along needs to watch this video ASAP.”
Although fans were expecting Rory McIlroy to join Niall Horan on stage in Boston, the golfer was missing in action. On Twitter, it is clear that Rory McIlroy has disappeared from social media — and his last interaction with Niall Horan was when they played golf together in Canada around August 20.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, it was speculated that Niall Horan might be spending a lot of time on his One Direction 2016 hiatus golfing and getting sporty with Rory McIlroy.
Unfortunately, as reported by Daily Mail on September 7, when he was hanging out with Camila Cabello from Fifth Harmony, he mysteriously broke his foot — and this means that he may not be spending as much time golfing with McIlroy as he once thought.
Although the future is never certain, the absence of Rory McIlroy singing with Niall Horan at One Direction’s last concert is especially surprising since McIlroy spent several months talking to the press about how he was going to pay Niall Horan back with a serenade for Niall’s support during McIlroy’s golf games.
According to a Daily Mail report from April 12, “McIlroy is set to compete at the Deutsche Bank Championship which occurs a few days after One Direction play Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts on September 12 — and Horan revealed that the pair will reunite on stage in Boston.”
Despite Rory McIlroy’s absentee serenade for Niall Horan at the last One Direction — Ireland has not forgotten their native son. According to an Ireland Independent report on September 13, thoughtful Niall Horan fans set up a JustGiving account in his honor. The following was copied from the “Niall Horan’s Birthday Charity Drive” JustGiving webpage.
“One Direction’s Niall Horan has done so much for fans, so we, the fans, would like to give back. In honor of his 22nd birthday, we are collecting donations for the Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland. You can read all about our latest efforts at 1dfansgive.com or follow us on our Twitter and/or YouTube channel. “
As of 1 p.m. EST on September 13, the Niall Horan birthday page at JustGiving had reached their $10,000 goal — but the website accepts extra donations after the goal is reached.
The charity Niall Horan’s fans are sponsoring, Autism Assistance Dogs of Ireland, states they need large donations because “Each dog costs €15,000 [$17,000] to train. We rely on donations and fundraising. We currently have a waiting list of 400 children and families.”
A big fan of charity, Niall Horan also has other causes close to his heart that are listed on Look to the Stars, such as the Small Steps Project.
Although a complete list of Niall Horan’s favorite charities outside of One Direction and #Action1D can be difficult to find through search engines, the @1DFansGiveNiall fan account on Twitter specifically posts any mention of Niall-related kindness.
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