When 21-year-old bride, Brittany Peck, woke up on the morning of her wedding day, she figured she’d be walking down the aisle with her dad. Little did she know, her dad had a plan.
Todd Bachman, the bride’s biological father, literally stopped the procession and grabbed Brittany’s stepdad, Todd Cendrosky, to join them. Cendrosky told TODAY.com:
“All of a sudden, at the last second, he turned his head to me and grabbed my hand. He said, ‘Hey, come with me. You’ve had just as big of a part in raising this child. It’s time you and me walk our daughter down the aisle together.'”
It’s hard not to see how much this gesture meant to Cendrosky by judging the emotional expression on his face. Not surprisingly, the pictures have gone viral on the wedding photographer’s Facebook page.
For many families of divorce, this illustrates that love is not defined by labels. And that divorce, while messy, can indeed have a positive outcome for kids and parents alike.
The bride herself was overwhelmed with joy, stating the gesture made her special day even more so:
“It meant the world to me. I’ve dreamed of this, ever since I knew that my stepdad was going to be my second dad. But I always knew in the back of my head that it wouldn’t happen because of the situation in my family and how no one ever got along.”
Don’t forget to check out photos from the wedding below: