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They’re supposed to be mortal enemies. So when this father of the bride came face-to-face with the stepfather at his daughter’s wedding last month, nobody could have predicted the heartwarming gesture that was to follow…

All eyes were on Todd Bachman as he prepared to walk his daughter, Brittany Peck, up the aisle in Ohio, USA.

But as he reached the bottom of the aisle, Todd let go of his daughter’s arm momentarily, approached her stepfather who was sitting in the crowd, and said: ‘You worked as hard as I have. You’ll help us walk our daughter down the aisle.’

Father of the Bride

Grabbing him by the hand, Todd then pulled him towards Brittany and the three walked up to the altar together, linking arms – and leaving the whole congregation in tears!

The wedding photographer Delia D. Blackburn captured the touching moment, and the pictures quickly went viral.

Speaking after the wedding, Todd explained that he’d wanted to show his daughter’s stepfather just how much he appreciated him.

He admitted: ‘It hasn’t always been peaches and cream…by any stretch of the imagination. A lot of families can relate to our situation.’

Father of the Bride

Posting the photos on her Facebook page, the photographer wrote: ‘Not a dry eye at the ceremony…including me!

‘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. Please share so that we can spread kindness throughout!’

 

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