Zayn Malik shares birthday message from fan on Instagram

Gah this is TOO CUTE

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Unless you've been living under a rock or doing something vaguely productive with your time (ew), you'll probably be aware that Zayn Malik's just had his 23rd birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABES. And while we thought we'd produced something insanely adorable with our '23 reasons why Zayn's no normal 23-year-old' article, some fan went one better by sending him *the* cutest letter.

Move over, Gigi Hadid and your cryptic little 'ZDAY' message; 'cos One Direction fan Ellie gave el Maliko a letter so bloody brilliant he just had to chuck it on Instagram. IMAGINE.

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Now somehow Ellie - who we're assuming is pretty young - has better handwriting than us (WE SPEND OUR LIVES TYPING OKAY.) She wrote: 'Dear Zayn. Happy birthday. I am so excited that it is your birthday today. I hope you have a awesome birthday. Love Ellie' [sic]. Then there were the actual IRL written equivalents of some smiley and heart emojis like it's 1999 or some shiz.

Oh, and a heart with 'One Direction' in it at the bottom. Um, do you wanna tell her or should we...?

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