One Direction will, quite literally, never be the same again. Now that Zayn Malik has officially left the group, the band is becoming a four-person act instead of a five-person one. It's truly the end of an era. To honor their time together, we're retelling their epic journey through their group hugs. (Prepare for all the feels.)

Click through to see a history of the band told through hugs, and let us know if you're getting emotional about the news in the comments!