Their friendship is often a hot topic in interviews, so when Niall recently spoke to Entertainment City, he gushed about his friend in the sweetest way ever.
""I love Shawnie, he's the man. He's great," he began. Um, SHAWNIE!!! <3.
"He keeps saying to me, 'I'm so new to this' and keeps asking me questions and stuff, he's just a great guy," Niall said.
"He gets really nervous a lot and I try to chill him out a little bit. He's 18 years old, we all forget. Just because he's [like] 6 foot 5 and looks like Michael Phelps doesn't mean he's not 18! I went to watch his gig and I watched him at the O2 in London I was like this guy is 18 years old and he's selling out arenas on his own allover the world. I was proud of him. He's a good guy. I love that he still loves at home as well, it's great."
Crying. Just casually.
You can watch his full interview below: