So, Niall Horan’s handwritten note is totally melting hearts on Twitter

In a move which has cemented Niall's status as the sweetest One Direction member, the Mullingar-native has shared an image of a handwritten note directed at his fans following their support for his recently announced tour dates.

And it's safe to say, the singer's fans are falling all over themselves as a result.

"It's been incredible to see such an amazing reaction to the 'Flicker Sessions," he began. "Thank you so much as usual for you love and support."

"For those of you wondering why I'm not stopping nearer you this time, please bear with me a little longer while I plan 2018. This is just the beginning and an opportunity for me to re-learn the craft of doing shows and touring in general."

Finishing the letter with a nod to the future, he added: "Please stay patient and there will be more exciting news soon. Love you all, Nialler."

The touching post racked up more than 10,000 likes in just five minutes, with followers quick to support the Irish star.

"You're so cute. We're really proud and ready for your tour," wrote one while another added: "We'll always be patient with you, thank you for everything you do."

Niall announced a series of intimate gigs this week, with the singer set to take to the stage in Dublin's Olympia Theatre this August.