"We must soldier on," Walsh Tweeted on Wednesday during a Q&A

By Amanda Michelle Steiner
Updated March 26, 2015 09:10 AM
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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has got the young adult vote on lock if he ever decides to run for president.

In a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday – otherwise known as the day Zayn Malik announced his departure from One Direction – one Boston-based follower had a question for her mayor about the real issues.

“Why have you not yet released an official statement on the Zayn Malik situation?” user choll12 asked, including the hashtag “#AskMJW.”

“We are all devastated about Zayn Malik,” Walsh, 47, Tweeted in reply. “But we must soldier on.”

Walsh is known for his quips – at a press conference in February, he made headlines when he addressed the never-ending snow in Boston with a weary, “I don’t know what to say to anybody anymore. Hopefully it will stop eventually.”

Fortunately for the Directioners of Boston, the remaining four members of the band will stage a show in (relatively) nearby Foxborough on Sept. 12. Do you think Walsh will attend? Or will Malik’s absence be too painful?

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