In short, they're hilariously adorable.
Shawn obviously caught wind of his embarrassment, and tweeted them asking where the heck they were coming from.
That's when Liam Payne saw his opportunity to be funny™, retweeting him and saying, "Sorry man I took them... couldn't help myself."
Obviously fans picked up on the exchange immediately.
It comes only a day after Shawn savagely made fun of John Mayer on Instagram, poking fun at his age.
How's that for troll karma.