One Direction Members’ Sweet Messages to Louis Tomlinson Will Break Your Heart
This has been a year of ultimate highs and ultimate lows for Louis Tomlinson. At the beginning of 2016, he welcomed a baby boy into the world, little Freddie. But now, in a heartbreaking turn, Louis has lost his mother Johannah Deakin to leukemia at just 42 years old. Fans have been sending Louis condolences and messages of support since the news came out, and his One Direction band members, Liam Payne and (former 1D-er) Zayn Malik, are among those sending their love to Louis.
@Louis_Tomlinson love you bro! All of your family is in my prayers. proud of your strength and know your mum is too x
— zayn (@zaynmalik) December 9, 2016
Zayn took to Twitter to reach out to Louis saying, “love you bro! All of your family is in my prayers. proud of your strength and know your mum is too x” Oof.
Liam Payne snapped a pic of his sentiment and posted it to Instagram saying, “Louis, I’m so sorry for you my brother my heart aches for you, just know I love you the same from a million miles away as I do right next to you. I’m always here for you as you have been for me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this incredibly sad time I can’t begin to imagine what you are all going through. Rip Johanna you are forever in my thoughts.”
Though it’s always heartbreaking to lose a loved one, it’s nice to know that Louis has friends he can lean on during this difficult time.
How do you express condolences? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t Teen Vogue; photo via Dave M. Benett/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!