Louis Tomlinson may look like a changed man from his X Factor days, but true stans will know that he is still that soft, delicate flower.
And he knows it too.
While Louis has become a stone-cold, athleisurely dressed man™, he still remembers when he rose to fame, looking like the cutest little bean to ever walk the earth.
We remember the hair, the skinny jeans and even the suspenders he used to rock on stage, and we MISS IT.
"8 years ago today. The skinny tie and shirt combo was a must back then 😝," he wrote on Instagram.
WHAT AN ICON.
While posting the throwback, he also posted a special message on Twitter which has us crying real tears.
"8 years today I went for my first audition on the X factor. Thanks you to my beautiful mum for talking me into going! Thank you to each and every person who’s ever supported !"
Can we believe it's been 8 years since Louis was brought into our lives?
If you want a recap on how incredible he has been since then, read this fantastic opinion piece by our #1 One Direction stan here.