Young pop star helps widower fulfil bucket list in video taking world by storm

Pop star Louis Tomlinson helped Richard, 83, fulfil his bucket list dreams. Source: YouTube/Louis Tomlinson.

Starts at 60 wouldn’t usually cover young pop stars or music bands, but we couldn’t let this one go – and it’s taken the world by storm in a matter of hours.

While it seems like young and emerging musicians are releasing new videos almost daily – making the most of special effects and pricey props – one world famous singer has made his new song very much the back drop of his new video, instead focusing on another incredible story.

The footage shows One Direction star Louis Tomlinson meeting 83-year-old widower Richard to hear about his biggest bucket list dreams, after losing his wife to Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, she died in the same month that Louis himself lost his mum to cancer.

The pair become unlikely friends and the cameras follow them as they discuss their mutual grief and Richard’s biggest wishes – with Louis’ song ‘Two Of Us’ playing in the background.

Richard explains he’s led an exciting life working as a taxi driver, actor, as well as being in the RAF, but there are still a few things he wants to tick off – including having a helicopter flying lesson, driving a racing car, having a tattoo and riding a roller coaster.

They casually tick each of them off one by one, with Richard laughing and smiling throughout, clearly over the moon at every moment. When it comes to him getting a tattoo, the pair swap roles briefly and he instead gives Louis one to add to his extensive collection.

But perhaps the most amazing moment comes towards the end when Richard attends one of his new friend’s sell-out concerts, before getting invited on stage to join him.

View this post on Instagram

#LouisAndRichard

A post shared by Louis Tomlinson (@louist91) on

At this point, Louis explains that while he knows Richard used to sing, he’s never actually heard him perform himself. However, he completely blows the young star away as he launches into an incredible opera performance in front of the crowd.

Read more: ‘The Baby Boomer bucket list is on the rise – and there’s plenty to do’

Taking to social media to announce the video, Louis explained: “A month or so ago I met an amazing man called Richard. 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. I hope you enjoy watching this video as much as I did making it. Loads of love, Louis.”

Did you like the video? What are your biggest bucket list dreams?

Join the community that will get you through the hard times ahead.

Starts at 60 is the community you need when Covid-19 is changing life as we know it. We stick together, help each other, share information and have a whole lot of fun online.

Join for interactive online events, expert advice, timely news, great deals and community conversation.

Leave your comment

Please sign in to post a comment.
Retrieving conversation…
Stories that matter
Emails delivered daily
Sign up