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As you surely know, the One Direction alum faced a devastating loss last week when his mother Johannah Deakin lost her battle with leukemia. She was 43 years old.

Fans flocked to social media in order to send the A-lister support as he dealt with his mom’s death and prepared for his appearance on X Factor UK — where he performed his emotional new song Just Hold On with DJ Steve Aoki. Like the total pro he is, Tomlinson slayed his performance on Saturday and even dedicated the new single to his late mother. Of course, Louis’ incredible bravery inspired many to take to Twitter to praise the British cutie!

And it seems as though the former boy bander is truly floored by all of the love and support he’s gotten, as on Monday, he took to Instagram and shared:

Awwww. We honestly believe this quick note is heartfelt as after his performance the 24-year-old also wrote on Twitter:

That was harder than I ever imagined. I want to thank everyone around me and all of the amazing fans out there that made that so special!
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) December 11, 2016

Feeling so much love around me and my family . Mum would have been so fucking proud ( sorry for swearing mum 😝 ) love you !
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) December 11, 2016

Also @steveaoki , you have been such a rock and inspiration throughout this ! Pure talent and a real gent !
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) December 11, 2016

Tissues, anyone??

We are honestly so inspired by how strong and brave Louis been throughout this trying time. Stay strong, bud!