Cape Town - Louis Tomlinson has the internet in tears with this heartwarming video.
On Wednesday, the One Direction band member shared statement on Instagram relating to a video of 83-year-old Richard, whose wife died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2016. The video shows them fulfilling Richard’s bucket list.
"A month or so ago I met an amazing man named Richard," Louis' statement reads. "He had a few things he wanted to do so I thought I’d help him out. This video feels particularly relevant and powerful to me.
"Richard is a classic example of a fearless man who in light of tragedy still pushes himself to live with as much laughter and happiness as possible."
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In the video, Richard explains how he’s been a taxi driver and singer all his life, E! Online reports. "I started playing at the clubs and pubs when I was about 17 years old. I did 45 years of that and gave it up when my wife started becoming ill," Richard said.
"She couldn’t be left alone. Unfortunately, she’s gone now – two years this Christmas she’s been gone. I talk to her on a regular basis, even though she’s not here."
Richard and Louis tick off items such as driving a race car, flying a helicopter and riding a roller coaster from the bucket list.
Louis also encourages his fans to donate to the Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
The British singer and Richard further bonded over their passion for singing and the deaths of their loved ones, People reports.
"We’re a big family . . . so it hit us hard," Louis said of his mom’s passing in 2016.
His younger sister, Félicite (18), died last month after a suspected heart attack.
A few weeks later, the Back to You singer took to social media, saying: "Just wanted to thank everyone for their lovely words over the past couple of weeks. Sending you all loads of love x."
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