Not many of us don’t want to think about New Years Resolutions until after we’ve stuffed our face with Christmas cookies and eggnog for three straight weeks, but One Direction singer Liam Payne already has a goal: to end his smoking habit once and for all.
Liam told People magazine that while he knew it would be hard, it was high time that he ditched smoking for good.
“I’m going to try and give up smoking, which is hard, but I do want to. I want to. It’s about time. Need to grow up now.”
Within twenty-four hours, over 200,000 fans tweeted their support for Liam’s healthy goal, many using the hashtag #YouCanDoItLiam.
Liam is one of the strongest most incredible people.. he has the power to do this and so many other things #YouCanDoItLiam — sofia (@hesnoble) December 6, 2015
RAISE YOUR HAND IN YOU BELIEVE IN LIAM AND IF YOU WILL SUPPORT HIM THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH #YouCanDoItLiam pic.twitter.com/a261VZntxy — King Louis ◟̽◞̽ (@Tomlinsbaby) December 6, 2015
@Real_Liam_Payne you faced several things and one of you quit smoking is just only one you will be able to overcome #YouCanDoItLiam — ㅤㅤ ㅤ (@dxaliparts) December 6, 2015
Liam is such a strong person and I know he can do this. We believe in you Liam. #YouCanDoItLiam pic.twitter.com/4353IaBoRm — soph ✍ (@vibratehes) December 6, 2015
liam has changed so many people’s lives for the better now it’s time we help change his. #YouCanDoItLiam pic.twitter.com/OCK35i9XOg — annie 🕊 (@sweetvinyIs) December 6, 2015
#YouCanDoItLiam YOU CAN DO IT LIAM AND YOU WILL 😃❤️ #MTVStars One Direction pic.twitter.com/1yE1UQSM8d — One Direction (@OneDrecti0nFans) December 6, 2015
Some people were initially confused by the hashtag — since it doesn’t specifically explain what people are supporting Liam in — but once everyone was clued in, virtually everyone was supportive.
WHAT IS THIS WHAT HAPPENED #YouCanDoItLiam — johanna (@annestralia) December 6, 2015
idk what happened with liam but I LOVE LIAM and #YouCanDoItLiam — dea (@vansniaz) December 6, 2015
Seriously, this hashtag is just filled with positivity.
Can’t tell how proud I am of this wonderful boy!! #YouCanDoItLiam pic.twitter.com/3l6uAl8cec — Dara loves Louis (@My_World_Lou) December 6, 2015
giving up smoking is really hard and even the fact he’s decided to try makes me so proud #YouCanDoItLiam — i misses h (@njhdestined) December 6, 2015
“Sometimes even heroes need to be saved.” #YouCanDoItLiam pic.twitter.com/Rrsl8D6tYP — ˗ˏˋ caroline ˎˊ˗ (@lovabIelilo) December 6, 2015
The fact Liam’s trying to give up smoking for his health is incredible. Im so proud. It’ll be hard but I believe in him 100% #YouCanDoItLiam — c. (@timidnjh) December 6, 2015
Not only is Liam’s goal great for his personal health, he is being an awesome role model to everyone who wants to take control of their own wellness.
Good luck Liam! If your fandom has anything to say about it, you’ll quit with flying colors.