For reasons that are sadly unknown, the cosmos has conspired for us and 5SOS's Ashton Irwin to live on opposite ends of the Earth from each other. Although it's been hard to come to terms with this knowledge, we do at least have the option of having a really great texting relationship.
So, in tribute to the fact that long-distance friendships are wonderful things - and that mobile phones are even greater - here is our online plea for why it's high time we and Ashton became texting pals.
1. This point about the dehumanisation of microbes.
2. This message about how history will remember him.
3. This message about easy, illegal choices.
4. This message about the demise of tea saucers.
5. This message about his doppelganger.
6. This message about him watching his (her?) own band.
7. This emotional reflection on life.
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