It’s no surprise that when marriages end in divorce, there’s usually some sort of drama that takes place.
And then once you factor in stepparents and other life events, divorces typically end up laden with drama and can become quite messy, too.
But one divorced dad isn’t down with the drama.
Instead of turning his daughter’s wedding day into an awkward fiasco that we’ve all read about happening literally a zillion times, this dad WELCOMED the stepdad of his daughter to join in on walking her down the aisle.
Yes, you read that right.
The biological father welcomed the stepdad with open arms to join him spontaneously in walking their daughter down the aisle.
Not only did he welcome him, but the dad actually pulls the “bonus dad” from the crowd onto the aisle while they’re walking down it. Literally.
It’s seriously like a scene from a movie.
(and one scene that I would have played over and over again because it’s just that adorable and loving)
As the dad is walking his daughter down the aisle, he stops and does one of the sweetest and kindest acts I’ve ever witnessed in a wedding…
He includes the stepdad in giving away his daughter.
What bride wouldn’t want her two dads to give her away on her special day?
I don’t know about you – but I’ve got all the feels on this one.
Kesley, the bride, recently posted a video on her TikTok that will have your eyes tearing up with love.
She captioned her video:
“My dad surprised my stepdad by including him in our walk down the aisle.”
And from the look on the stepdad’s face, I believe wholeheartedly that he was genuinely shocked.
This wasn’t planned or talked about at all. (And I’m just going out on a limb here and saying that this meant as much to the stepdad as it did to Kelsey!)
The stepdad pauses for a moment, then locks arms with Kesley and her dad (who has his arms locked with her on the other side), and the rest, as they say – is history.
Maybe it’s that I love weddings or that this is one story about parents and stepparents coming together that makes my heart believe that kindness always wins.
But I just can’t get enough of this video.
I’m not alone in these warm and cozy thoughts, either. This video was posted on Reddit as well and Reddit users had thoughts and feelings, too!
“That truly is proof of two great dads,” remarked one user.
Other users shared their thoughts as well on this moment:
Yeah, me either…
And we couldn’t agree more.
From the actions of the stepdad, it’s obvious that he’s surprised and so proud, to be able to join his stepdaughter and her father and walk arm and arm down the aisle.
Congrats to Kelsey on her big day. This drama-free day is #goals for families who have gone through divorces!
@griffithk5My dad surprised my step dad by including him in our walk down the aisle? ##theperfectday ##fyp ##wedding ##dancingqueen? original sound – Nicole Reynolds