Louis Tomlinson helps pensioner, 83, who has lost his wife to Alzheimer's tick ...

Louise Tomlinson has helped a 83-year-old man to tick off some experiences from his bucket list after he lost his wife to a battle with Alzheimer's.

The former One Direction star, 27, spent time with the man - known only as Richard - and took him on a helicopter ride, to a theme park and to an arena where he performed for thousands of people. 

The star posted a short montage of the day he spent with Richard on his Instagram page and admitted that the video felt 'particularly relevant and powerful' to him', following his own tragic loss.

Touching: Louise Tomlinson has helped a 83-year-old man to tick off some experiences from his bucket list after he lost his wife to a battle with Alzheimer's

Touching: Louise Tomlinson has helped a 83-year-old man to tick off some experiences from his bucket list after he lost his wife to a battle with Alzheimer's

Louis' post read: '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. 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.

He added: 'I hope you enjoy watching this video as much as I did making it. Loads of love, Louis.' 

Bucket list: The former One Direction star, 27, spent time with the man - known only as Richard - and took him on a helicopter ride, to a theme park and to an arena where he performed for thousands of people

Bucket list: The former One Direction star, 27, spent time with the man - known only as Richard - and took him on a helicopter ride, to a theme park and to an arena where he performed for thousands of people

Richard lost his wife Pat to the disease in December 2016, around the same time that Louis' mum, Johannah Deakin, died aged 43 following secret battle with leukaemia.

During the clip Louis and Richard talk about his experience of his wife's dementia and the impact it had on him, as he admitted that shortly after her death he would often break down and 'weep'.

The video is for Louis' new song Two Of Us, which includes the lyrics 'So I will keep you day and night, here until the day I die. I'll be living one life for the two of us.'

Relevant: The star posted a short montage of the day he spent with Richard on his Instagram page and admitted that the video felt 'particularly relevant and powerful' to him', following his own tragic loss

Relevant: The star posted a short montage of the day he spent with Richard on his Instagram page and admitted that the video felt 'particularly relevant and powerful' to him', following his own tragic loss

The first item on Richard's bucket list is to fly a helicopter, which he

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