By Sarah Weldon
August 08, 2017 at 04:25 PM EDT

In “things you didn’t know you needed today” news, there’s new video of a One Directioner playing with puppies and it’s making Tuesday not so, well, ruff to get through.

BuzzFeed released a video of Liam Payne, former member of the boy band and new dad, doing just that. While the puppies — which are all available for adoption from North Shore Animal League America — are cute and all, they also serve as a bit of distraction from the hint Payne drops about the possibility of a 1D reunion.

In the video, Payne talks new music, collaborations, and his favorite part about touring with his former bandmates, particularly Zayn, who famously left the band in 2015 and often spoke very candidly about how unhappy he was creatively and emotionally during his time with the group.

“I think I would collaborate best with Zayn because we do really similar types of music,” says the “Strip That Down” singer. “And I would like our music video to be right here with these puppies because this is too much fun right now.”

You can watch the interview, including Payne talking about bandmate Harry Styles’ role in Dunkirk, above.