Bride’s dad stops while walking her down the aisle to do the most heartwarming thing

Bride’s dad stops while walking her down the aisle to do the most heartwarming thing

Family isn’t always the one you’re born into- sometimes family is the one you create. We were reminded of that late last year thanks to a heart-warming TikTok video, in which a father surprised his daughter’s stepfather by asking him to join him in walking her down the aisle on her wedding day.

A selfless act

In late 2021, Kelsey Griffith shared a beautiful video of her wedding day. In it, she and her father are walking down the aisle to “Here Comes the Bride.” However, instead of walking Kelsey straight up to her groom, he takes a detour and surprises her stepfather by asking him to join them.

It was an unusual sight but one that made everyone tear up. Linking arms with each other, the three walked the altar as the traditional wedding music switched to Abba’s “Dancing Queen.”
The sweet moment was then uploaded on TikTok by Griffith in late 2021. According to Goalcast, it has already been viewed over 5 million times.

Her post:

“Such a special moment from our wedding day🤍 My dad surprised my step dad by asking him to join us in our walk down the aisle. We had kept it a secret until the ceremony, so everyone was surprised when we included him. My stepdad, Andy, has helped raise me since I was nine years old, so he deserved a little moment of recognition on our wedding day. It was an incredibly sweet and humble gesture to include him and I’m beyond proud of my dad for doing so. Swipe for the sweetest video!”


If the photos are any indication, the gesture meant a lot to Andy too. In one of Griffith’s photos he’s wiping away a tear from the corner of his eye.

Inspiring others to spread the love
Many dads think about the day they may walk their daughter down the aisle, but how many of them picture a scenario where they’re doing so with another man, one who stepped in to help raise that little girl? Probably not many, but with so many blended families out there these days, it’s a story that hits home with a lot of people.

This is what happens when a parent loves his child with complete unselfishness.


It’s quite unusual to see a father sharing a moment he has always dreamed of with another man, one who stepped in to raise his little girl. That’s why Griffith’s video was hard-hitting as it paid an unofficial tribute to the many blended families that are out there. “If this doesn’t serve as a lesson to all divorced and or additional parents, I don’t know what does. Congrats to all of you. More parents could learn!” wrote one Instagram user.

“This was so beautiful 😢the two men in your lives made a beautiful day even more beautiful all the tears can attest to the ❤️ they have for you and you for them! Seeing through the 📸 lense really changes the depth of how you see the world! Again thanks for sharing this beautiful moment and congratulations 🍾🍾🍾” shared another.

“Wow – this brought tears to my eyes! This is so beautiful! True love has no boundaries and is selfless! Well done to both daddies! They raised you properly! I wish you two lots of happiness and congratulations on your wedding!” expressed another.

@griffithk5 My dad surprised my step dad by including him in our walk down the aisle🤍 #theperfectday #fyp #wedding #dancingqueen ♬ original sound – Nicole Reynolds


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