I wasn’t sure that this was exactly what they said; for example, the second GIF really looks like Lou is saying “r’you alright?”, SO I did a little poking and this is what I think actually happened…
At 3:52 Harry and Lou do their patented “jump into the crowd during the end of I Want”… then at 4:12 Harry sort of bends over and looks slightly uncomfortable at the end of the song. And finally for this video, at 4:42 he toddles off holding his back and grimacing.
In this video at 2:41 you can see Harry pulling an “ow-eee” face and shuffling his feet, and Lou can’t not touch him a couple of times. And there’s a bonus adorable smile glance at 2:59. By 4:05 Liam, Niall and Zayn are still titting around on stage, but H&L have already disappeared…
And so, to return to the giffed video - bearing in mind that it does look a lot like Harry’s hurt himself, and Lou looks concerned, if we return to 4:16 it’s actually fairly obvious that Harry says “I’ve really hurt my back” and Lou replies with “r’you alright?”. Thereafter, Harry does the grimace, and Lou taps him on the arm and motions with his head backstage. At 4:41 Harry does a sort “cut this off/I’ve got to stop” kind of movement with his hand, pulls a face and puts his hand to his back, and shuffles off towards stage left. Finally, at 5.40 look how quickly Lou runs off to see to his loverrrrrr.
So essentially, Harry hurts his back, probably jumping into the crowd, tells Lou about it, whose protective instincts kick in, and so he tries to get Harry off the stage as quickly as possible. It’s all even more heart-warming than the GIFs make it out to be.
This has been an analysis.
#this is heartwarmingly cute #it makes me think of Harry and Louis on their honeymoon #and Louis stealing Harry’s camera to take pictures #and here’s Harry laughing at something Louis said #because ofc he always does #and Harry’s beautiful like this #hair blown sideways by the wind #his face filled with pure happiness #with none of the mask he puts up in public #just Harry #the quirky curly haired dork he fell in love with #and this Harry will always be Louis’ and Louis’ alone(x)
harry and louis + the denim jacket
“He cooks for me — fajitas and tacos. The fajitas are good, they are very good.” - Louis Tomlinson
“…I don’t cook a lot. I suppose I should start really but Harry is so good at cooking I don’t need to.” - Louis Tomlinson
“I do a fantastic plate of tacos, they are a family favourite, or should I say a household favourite. I cook them for Louis quite a lot, he seems to like them so I am taking it as a big compliment, he would definitely say if they weren’t good.” - Harry Styles