Liam Payne: Hero for Charity

We would like to make a formal apology to Liam Payne, member of One Direction. No matter how many times he wears the costume or gets into his customized Batmobile, Liam will never actually be Batman. It’s tragic news.

However, it’s not the end of the world. As it turns out, Liam Payne is a hero on his own.

Fans often take to Twitter to express their support for Liam. They fight and argue for how greatly under appreciated he is by both the public and the media. We agree, because Liam Payne has a big heart and a charitable soul.

How many people have ranted about equality and world peace while they’re tipsy? Apparently, Liam Payne.  In late January 2015, Liam surprised his fans and several million followers on Twitter with a very wordy twitlonger:

Give to a third world country and help them grow.

Liam is seen among fans as the member that utilizes Twitter the most, and many poke fun at him for his tendency to rant on Twitlonger. However, we applaud Liam this time around.

Liam drew from his own experiences, telling fans to “band together” like how One Direction in order to make a change. That is the most incredible simile we’ve ever seen. Although it was clear in his writing that he had a couple drinks – or maybe that’s just the way he types – Liam obviously cares about the world and the people in it.

… find a way to help donate to any charity and help change the world today. Please from me.

The One Direction boys had a little downtime before their European leg of tour in April, and Liam spent it at home in England – or more specifically, his hometown, Wolverhampton. While he was there, he reached out and gave back to the youth of his origins.

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He was a special guest at a Youth Zone event for a “topping ceremony.” It must be great to be able to make a difference at your beginnings if smile on Liam’s face was anything to go by.

“#LiamPayneIsARoleModel” trended on Twitter for hours after fans caught word of his charity.

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According to their twitter:

Wolverhampton Youth Zone named ‘The Way’ is purpose-built facility for the city’s young people aged 8–19 (and up to 25 for those with disabilities).

The Way opened recently in mid-January 2016, and we wouldn’t be surprised if Liam paid them a visit sometime soon.

Steve Morgan, a big donor in the project, had a couple of words to say about Liam’s involvement: “He is really excited about the project. He is a world wide icon who wants to put a bit back and we could not be more delighted.”

How amazing is Liam Payne?

Make sure to check The Way out on their official website and donate. Even better? If you’re in the area, pay them a visit! Their motto is:

SOMEWHERE TO GO. SOMETHING TO DO. SOMEONE TO TALK TO.

It is important to provide the youth of tomorrow everything they need in order to build a better future for all us. We are so glad that Liam is encouraging it.

Liam is always thinking about others and trying to make people happy, no matter how big or how small the deed is.

He paid a special visit to Kenz, a big One Direction fan who had to cancel her original plans to see them live due to her illness. We are pleased to announce that Liam definitely accomplished his goal of making her the happiest girl on earth in the half hour that they spent together.

According to her tweets, he surprised her at one in the morning and they swapped stories until the A.M. He did all that he could to make up for what she would miss from seeing them live. Liam revealed to her an unreleased song at the time(we’re guessing one from Made in the A.M.) and even signed her pillow.

Liam’s heart is so big and we’re surprise it hasn’t exploded yet. We wouldn’t mind being showered with his love, if we’re completely honest.

Another instance where Liam has showcased his everlasting love was during Believe in Magic’s Cinderella Ball – held by none other than bandmate Louis Tomlinson.

He actually paid an outrageous amount of £50,000 to get his face painted. Into a tiger. With glitter. Yes, that was a real thing that happened.

We weren’t aware that someone could look so good in orange face paint until Liam came along to try it – out of the goodness of his heart, no less.

 

Doing his bit! One Direction's Liam Payne donated over £50,000 in a bid to get his face painted at the Believe In Magic Cinderella Ball on Monday evening at London's Natural History Museum

Amazing. Simply amazing.

Everything about Liam Payne is simply amazing and worth admiring, from his variety of hairstyles to his unique vocals. He is a singer and a hero all in one.

Liam may never be Batman, but to the fans? He is someone much more special, and he is capable of saving much more lives. For the past five years and onwards, One Direction fans have expressed and will continue to express their endless amount of respect for his acts of kindness.

Liam Payne is the only hero they could ever ask for.

Written by Laura Huynh

California gal studying media and entertainment at UC Berkeley. Big fan of music, and big believer in Fate. Feel free to call me, beep me at laurahuynh17@gmail.com or @laurahuynh. xx