The boys in One Direction have been touched by tragedy. They were so moved by the story of Claire Davis, the 17-year-old Colorado high school senior who was critically wounded last week, that they've recorded a video message for her and her family.
Sadly, Davis isn't well enough to see the clip. She remains in critical but stable condition, in a coma, at Littleton Adventist Hospital, since being shot in the head at point-blank range last Friday by 18-year-old fellow student Karl Pierson. After wounding Davis and one other student, Pierson turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. He was apparently looking for revenge against the school's librarian, who kicked him off the school's debate team.
Knowing that Davis is a huge 1D fan, several of her friends attempted to get the band to visit her in the hospital with a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #Get1DtoClaire. Apparently an in-person visit couldn't be squeezed into the band's busy schedule, but they did take the time to record a 13-second video message for Davis that was sent directly to her family. It wasn't intended to be shared online, but someone close to her family posted it on YouTube, a source told CNN.
All members of the Prefab Five — Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne — appear in the clip, with Payne doing the talking.
"We've heard you’re a big fan and we just wanted to show you some love," he says. "What's happened to you is absolutely terrible, something we can't bear thinking about, so we just wanted to share some love with you. All our prayers are with you and your family; hope you get well soon," he adds. "Lots of love."
The clip ends with Tomlinson blowing a kiss to the camera.