We’re not teary-eyed; you’re teary-eyed! A lot of people cry at weddings, but this four-year-old New Jersey boy really couldn’t contain his emotions during his dad’s recent nuptials to his stepmom.
Senior Air Force airwoman Emily Leehan and U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Joshua Newville got married earlier this month in front of 130 people. And there was one person in particular who stole the show more than the couple themselves: Newville’s adorable son, Gage.
Of course, the boy was included in the ceremony, and his reaction to the nuptials was simply heartwarming. While the bride was giving her wedding vows, she gave a special speech to her stepson, and his reaction to the entire thing made everyone watching have to wipe tears from their eyes.
“I want you to be safe and to try your hardest and to be a good person,” Leehan told the tearful boy. “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.
“The last thing that I hope you learn is that you are a very special boy,” she went on. “You are so extremely smart, handsome and kind to others. You have helped make me into the woman I am today, and I may not have given you the gift of life, but life surely gave me the gift of you.”
While just those words are enough to put a lump in anyone’s throats, the boy’s reaction was even more touching. Throughout the speech, Gage hugged his mom-to-be’s waist and cried over her kind words.
Of course, the clip has since gone viral online, and we’re pretty sure it’s because it’s easily the sweetest thing people have ever seen. Watch below.