Being on stage in his home country was so much more than just a little thing for Niall Horan and it showed during One Direction's third concert in Dublin on March 12. After four days in Belfast, the boys returned to Dublin's O2 for two more nights in front of Niall's home crowd.

While performing "Little Things," Niall was overcome with emotion as the crowd erupted into enormous cheers for him. A close-up shot of the Irish lad during his solo showed his tears and smile.

"Big love to the Irish. Always a pleasure to come home," Niall said during his speech to thank the crowd at the end of the show.

Louis Tomlinson interrupted Niall to ask the crowd a question — "Do you know how much this means to Niall?" — followed by Harry Styles taking a page out of his bandmate's book. "Make some noise if you are proud of the little boy from Mullingar," Harry encouraged the crowd into another explosion of cheers.

As the crowd screamed, the boys, including Liam Payne and Zayn Malik, tackled Niall to the ground with hugs and a kiss on the head from none other than Zayn.

Once the show was over and fans had headed home, Harry Tweeted, "Taaaanks a million Dublin. Was a lot of fun tonight, welcome home Niall .x."

Watch Niall bubble over with emotion and Irish pride in One Direction's performance of "Little Things" below.

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Written by: Sora Hwang