Flying Harry Styles has become a meme—and stolen the internet’s heart

Harry Styles was spotted flying over the water near the coast of Scotland, dangling from a helicopter. The former One Directioner was filming the music video for “Sign of the Times,” his new single, which drops later this week. But forget the context because the internet is having a field day with flyin’ Styles. Yer a wizard, Harry!

Styles is getting clowned with comparisons to all kinds of flying characters in pop culture, from Mary Poppins to Spongebob Squarepants:

Flying Harry Styles meme Screengrab via @marvelbws/Twitter

Some have also compared him to this very good dog:

And you can get your exclusive Harry Styles keychains and teabags here:

Flying Harry Styles meme keychain Screengrab via @salhtmarie/Twitter

One Direction fans have always been extremely active online, and Directioner Twitter loves this meme. Folks with Larry Stylinson-themed Twitter handles are sharing Flying Harry photos like crazy.

Truly, the hype for Harry’s new career as a superspy is real.

Everyone loves Harry flying, but they’re a little disturbed by his stunt double, who wore a less-than-lifelike Halloween mask of Harry’s face. Get a load of Michael Myers from Halloween, here:

Not exactly the heartthrob you remember from One Direction, eh?

Fair play to Harry for flying on the close-up shots, though, even if he doesn’t do his own stunts.

Jay Hathaway

Jay Hathaway

Jay Hathaway is a former senior writer who specialized in internet memes and weird online culture. He previously served as the Daily Dot’s news editor, was a staff writer at Gawker, and edited the classic websites Urlesque and Download Squad. His work has also appeared on,, and the Morning News.