I remember being the ring bearer at two weddings when I was a kid.
They teach you to be quiet and decorous; make a fuss and you will never, ever hear the end of it. I distinctly recall the dire threats to this day.
But then there are times when a break with tradition is okay…in fact, in this particular case, it turned into a downright memorable moment that is sweeping the internet.
Emotions always run high during weddings but you never expect them to hit someone so young. 4-year-olds aren’t really even listening to what’s happening at the altar, are they?
Well, this little guy was and when he heard what the bride had to say, he completely lost it.
Senior Air Force airwoman Emily Leehan and U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Joshua Newville got married recently. Newville has a 4-year-old-son, Gage, who was standing by as Emily read her vows.
In particular, Gage was interested to hear her special message to him, which obviously surprised him. His reaction has gone insta-viral and after you see it, you’ll probably understand why.
Says Emily in the speech:
“I want you to be safe and to try your hardest and to be a good person.
I know that you and I will butt heads, except for right now.
But I hope, with all my heart, that as you become a grown man, you will understand my methods and realize I’ve only done what is best for you and that I love you.”
She adds that he is “a very special boy” and that he actually “helped make me into the woman I am today.” Then she says that while she didn’t give birth to him, “life surely gave me the gift of you.”
Well, that’s pretty powerful stuff right there.
And little Gage just couldn’t control himself throughout the speech, as he put on a display that left absolutely everyone in tears.
You’re crying right now, aren’t you? 😉