01/13/2015 02:22 pm ET Updated Jan 13, 2015

One Direction Member's Tweet From 2011 Breaks Huge Record

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Sorry, Obama, but Louis Tomlinson is blowing up your spot.

On Monday, Buzzfeed writer Matt Bellassai noticed that One Direction member Louis Tomlinson's love tweet to bandmate Harry Styles from October 2011 was taking off in a big way. At a whopping 776,000 retweets as of Tuesday afternoon, Tomlinson's post surpassed Barack Obama's adorable 2012 victory tweet, at just 757,000 retweets.

Here's Tomlinson's tweet:

And here's Obama's:

Tomlinson's tweet beats out Obama's as the second most-retweeted of all time, but it doesn't even come close to number one: Ellen Degeneres' star-studded Oscar selfie, which got over 3 million retweets after it was posted in March 2014.

Tomlinson's 2011 tweet's sudden rise to fame is certainly surprising, but One Direction has a reputation for its rabid Twitter fans. Check out 1D member Niall Horan's "happy birthday to me" tweet, which took off after it was posted in September 2013:

Then there are the flat-out weird ones, which also get a huge amount of retweets:

Forces to be reckoned with, clearly.

H/T Business Insider



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