Last night, Wolverhampton hosted it's annual Sons & Daughters awards ceremony to honor some of the biggest stars to come out of the British city!
And when it came to handing out one of the trophies, there was one
direction nominee who stood out from the rest!
One Direction's hunky heartthrob Liam Payne, of course!!
Unfortunately, he was too busy having his underwear stolen down under and couldn't make it to the ceremony, however the next best people were there to accept the award on him behalf: His mom and dad Geoff and Karen Payne!
Also, Liam was there in
spirit video form as he sent a very special thank you message to express his gratitude, saying:
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for this. My band has picked up a lot of awards over the past few years, but for me, this is the one I’m definitely most grateful for. Wolverhampton’s my home and it always will be."
Awwwww! How sweet!!
It's great to see that although he's become a world famous superstar, he still hasn't forgotten where he came from!
And now he probably never will since he has a sweet new award to constantly remind him!!
Ch-ch-check out Liam's parents accepting the award (below) as well as he heartfelt thank you message …AFTER THE JUMP!!!