A US wedding has gone viral after one proud father put on an impressive display of compassion and generosity.
Todd Bachman was set to walk his little girl, Brittany, down the aisle on the wedding day. But before he began his trip, the father-of-the-bride did something that instantly brought the crowd to tears – he insisted that his daughter’s step-father walk her down the aisle, as well.
“Todd Bachman, father of the bride, brought his daughter to the beginning of the aisle ... he stopped the procession while people were confused at his actions and he walked up to his daughter’s stepfather,” wrote the photographer, Delia D Blackburn.
“Todd reached out his hand and grabbed Brittany’s stepfather and pulled him down the aisle to walk their daughter down the aisle together. NOT A DRY EYE at the ceremony ... including me!” said the photographer.
“Families are what we make them...make it about your kids and not your ego. Congratulations Todd Bachman on showing your kids what true love really is...love for your children.”
Brittany’s step-father has been in her life since 11.
"I always wanted to [walk a daughter] down the aisle, and when I married my beautiful wife, Candy, she gave me three daughters," said Brittany’s step-father, "I don't have a 'step-daughters', I have daughters, and when Todd grabbed my hand, that was the best day of my life. We have become a family, and the children's needs need to come first."