In a heart-warming (and, we’ll be honest, tear-jerking) music video for his new song ‘Two of Us’, the former-One Direction member took 83-year-old Richard out on the town to tick off some of his bucket list items.
“A month or so ago I met an amazing man called Richard,” the singer said on social media. “He had a few things he wanted to do so I thought I’d help him out.”
“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. I hope you enjoy watching this video as much as I did making it.”
Richard lost his wife Pat to Alzheimer’s and his mother Johannah to leukaemia – both in the same year in 2016. But three years later, after getting through the heartache, Richard wanted to live his best life and fulfill some life-long dreams.
Together, Louis and Richard ride in a helicopter, hit the race track, visit a tattoo parlour, ride a massive roller coaster and sing to a packed arena.
At the end of the clip, Louis encourages his fans to donate to the Alzheimer Society, Cancer Research UK, and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
You can watch the full clip here – but we suggest you get out some tissues first.