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Father of the Bride Refuses to Walk His Daughter Down the Aisle Without This Man

Weddings are an emotionally-charged day for any father.

Handing off your baby girl to another man is about the most difficult thing any dad could have to do.

So imagine bride Brittany Peck’s surprise when her father, Todd Bachman, handed her off to not one man, but two.

And no, this wasn’t a polygamous wedding.

Bachman wanted to do something insanely beautiful for Brittany’s stepdad, Todd Cendrosky.

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So right before the long-awaited wedding march, he came up to the photographer Delia D Blackburn and said, “I’m gonna do something special. Just be ready.”

As he turned to meet his daughter, he had one more stop to make first. Before Cendrosky knew what hit him, Bachman stopped mid-step and grabbed his hand to pull him alongside Brittany as he said, “Hey, you’ve worked for this as hard as I have. You deserve this as much as I do. You’re gonna help us walk our daughter down the aisle.”

And that’s when Todd C. lost it.

Source: Delia D Blackburn Photography

There wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd as the two men put 14 years of strife behind them to walk their daughter down the aisle in unison.

Source: Delia D Blackburn Photography

Source: Delia D Blackburn Photography

Little did Brittany’s biological dad know, her stepdad had been emotionally warring over his position on her wedding day ever since the preparation had begun.

Cendrosky admitted, “It crossed my mind every time when we went and tried on tuxes, and we did this and we did that–everything wedding related, it was like man, I’m putting on a tux for what? To sit in the crowd.”

The touched stepdad was flooded with gratitude for the grand gesture, but equally touching is Bachman’s gratitude for him:

“He has helped me raise my daughter and should be walking with us,” he said.

The all-too-identifiable story for any divided family has clearly tugged on the hearts of the masses, as the photos have already been viewed over 15 million times in less than 24 hours.

What a day for love to win when a wedding ends in not just one, but two happily ever afters…

Source: Delia D Blackburn Photography

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Kelsey Straeter
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Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

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