By Jonathan Borge
Updated Aug 08, 2017 @ 1:15 pm
Liam Payne

Today we’ve learned an important lesson: dreams come true.

Thanks for the folks at Buzzfeed, we now have real-life footage of former One Direction cutie Liam Payne playing with the only other thing equally if not cuter than him: puppies. In the minutes-long clip above, Payne answers a variety of questions about his former bandmates, solo tour, and favorite things in life.

And though his answers tell us so much about the singer, you’ve gotta pay close attention to just how well Payne and the puppies get along. First of all, the way in which he says puppies, in his English accent, is adorable. He picks up Pete, an adorable little brown canine, and later gently pets the rest, calling one a rascal and scratching their heads, rubbing their backs, and laughing the entire time.

Puppies aside, Payne dropped some interesting facts. Though he recently dropped his debut single “Strip That Down” and is teasing an upcoming album, he candidly revealed his thoughts about 1D. When asked if they’ll reunite, he quickly said, “Yes, I think we will reunite at some point in the future. We have to—I mean we’ve got an album we haven’t even toured yet, and I want to write some more songs as well with the boys.”

The boys!

As for what makes him happiest? “I would say Pete [the puppy] at this moment in time. Fulfilling life for me,” he said.

Watch the full video above—and prepare to melt.