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This bride's dance with her terminally ill father is giving us all the feels
The bride's father had been diagnosed with glioblastoma and placed in hospice care shortly before her wedding.
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Warning: This story may make you shed a tear or 500.
A video of the traditional father-daughter wedding-reception dance went viral on Facebook when it showed a bride dancing with her dad, who uses a wheelchair.
Mary Bourne (Roberts) Butts, led her father, Jim Roberts, around the dance floor to Lee Ann Womack 's "I Hope You Dance" in a moving dance at her wedding in Point Clear, Alabama.
The song has special meaning to the two. According to AL.com , Butts danced around the kitchen to this song as a kid with her father, and they agreed that this would be the song they danced to at her future wedding.
That moment almost didn't seem like it could happen when her father was diagnosed with glioblastoma in May 2017 and in hospice by mid-December, right before his daughter's Dec. 29 wedding, according to Brides.com .Post by BlueRoomPhoto .
“We had always planned to use the song – we weren’t sure how he was going to even feel that day – we just knew that we were going to do it somehow,” the newlywed told Fox News .
And Roberts was able to be a part of his daughter's special day. As the two took over the dance floor, they mouthed the words to the song and twirled around the room. Roberts was wiping away tears and so were wedding guests. Shoot, even we were wiping away tears.
As of this writing, the video has already been viewed over 400,000 times on Facebook and shared over 3,000 times.
Model brave behavior. Want confident kids? They will be less likely to be easily flustered if they see you taking healthy risks. "A lot of adults won't go to a movie solo because they would be embarrassed to be seen sitting alone. So do it, then talk to your kids about it," says David Allyn, the author of I Can't Believe I Just Did That. Similarly, if your kids see you laugh when you realize that your shirt has been on backwards all morning, maybe they'll giggle, instead of feeling embarrassed, when it happens to them.
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