5 Seconds of Summer want to put an end to bullying — especially because, this time, it’s closer to them than you think.
Early this morning, 5SOS member Ashton Irwin tweeted, “Can’t believe people pick on my sister at school, one day they will realise individuality is a beautiful thing, I love you Lauren, be tough.”
And instead of the tweet disappearing into the Twitterverse, fans took hold of it and spun it into a worldwide trend. Soon after, #5SOSFamLovesLauren trended worldwide.
And the tweets kept rolling in, with #laurenisbeautiful, #weloveyoulauren and #StayStrongLauren becoming trends.
@Ashton5SOS ASHTON ONE DAY THOSE BULLIES WILL WORK FOR YOUR SISTER
— mahitha (@daylightsljp) May 1, 2014
@Ashton5SOS Tell Lauren that being who you are is one of the best things you can be! Stay strong, and don't let anyone bring you down ♡
— H ˘◡˘ //Please Cal (@blushedpayne) May 1, 2014
— mar (@5SOSGetInMyBed) May 1, 2014
@Ashton5SOS tell her she's beautiful and the 5sos fam loves her ☺️
— mandi (@gskrthlrh) May 1, 2014
@Ashton5SOS i will legit fly to Australia just to punch them, lauren is the sweetest
— 144 & 169 days (@basicliffords) May 1, 2014
The tons of responses didn’t go unnoticed, as Ashton followed up with a sweet “thank you.”
Thank you guys, you are all the sweetest people on the earth. I'll show her what you are saying, it means the world. Honestly
— アシュトン A S H T O N (@Ashton5SOS) May 1, 2014