One Direction sock puppet remake is a bittersweet reminder of the good old days

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One Direction may have disbanded three years ago, but their anthems are still undeniable meme-worthy bops.

You’ve probably stumbled across this bizarre meme in the past few days: A trio runs hard and dances in perfect sync to what sounds like the beginning of a sea shanty.

That tune is a One Direction deep cut — in the 2014 sung “Act My Age, ” the five chaps croon about how their romantic interests will keep them young at heart forever. But before they break into singing about being “fat and old, ” the song opens with a jaunty melody.

If a son band moonlighted as a crew of pirates on the high seas, this would be their anthem 😛 TAGEND

In November 2017, Twitter user and Directioner @hozierlesbian included it in their thread of One Direction-related Vines.

Twitter user @ccrstrna brought it back last week with a Titanic reference.

From there, the meme blew up.

One Direction truly is the gift that maintains on giving.

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