When Demi Lovato called Niall Horan a ‘cutie patootie’, it seemed that she wasn’t the only one thinking it. The rest of One Direction is speaking up [via IBN Times] about how they agree with Lovato about Horan’s ‘cuteness’.
Louis Tomlinson says, "There is no doubt Niall is the cute one," and adds, "Yeah, in the nicest possible way, I would much rather see any of us punched than Niall."
The band also adds that they’re extremely protective of Niall, despite the fact that he’s not even the youngest member of the band. Liam Payne shared, "I feel really protective toward Niall.” Harry Styles also said that he’d ‘go psycho’ if anyone hurts Niall, saying, "If you saw someone go to punch Niall, you would just go psycho.” This is an interesting statement in itself considering that Styles is actually the youngest member of the band, but his actions and looks give him a more ‘mature’ outlook than some of the others.
Liam Payne also agreed with Styles, saying, I'd kill him." Zayn also adds that they all tend to feel most maternal to Horan, saying, “I don't know what it is, but even though he isn't the youngest, he's the one we feel almost maternal toward.”