Many grooms have gone viral for their emotional (and heartwarming) reactions upon seeing their significant others during the first look or during the ceremony, but one particular wedding day moment has captivated the internet’s attention for a different reason: A Texas father of the bride recently lost it when he saw his little girl about to walk down the aisle.
The sister of the bride, Rosa Moran, documented the family moment, which took place in the bridal suite prior to the ceremony this weekend. In the video, the dad grins as he walks into the room–until he rounds the corner and sees his little girl, the bride Gladys Salinas. The two embrace, and he weeps.
My fathers reaction to seeing my sister in her wedding dress was PRICELESS ❤️💍 pic.twitter.com/xeEAIuumsl
— Rosa Moran (@RoseyPears) December 2, 2017
“My fathers reaction to seeing my sister in her wedding dress was PRICELESS,” Moran wrote on Twitter. The powerful moment between father and daughter not only left the bridesmaids in tears; the internet went wild. Since Saturday, December 2, the video has garnered close to 70,000 retweets and has over 190,000 likes on the social media platform.
The dad, who spoke to ABC News about the viral footage, said the reason behind his emotion was simple: it was the result of “so much happiness.”
“Just seeing my first girl leave the nest, it really just got me super emotional,” he said. “It was such a special moment and such a blessing to be able to see her get married.”
The bride says she anticipated tears from her dad. “He always starts laughing before he gets super emotional. So he just came in laughing,” she told ABC. “[And I thought,] ‘Oh my gosh, here come the water works.’ I had just got my make up done and I was trying not to cry, but it was a such a sweet feeling watching him get so emotional.”
According to the network, the couple wed in a Spanish Catholic church ceremony, followed by a party in Bella Luna Hall in Dallas, Texas. While the first portion of the day was filled with waterworks, the proud father of the bride was able to pull it together later at the reception.
I told my dad he went viral and he told me to post this for y’all so you can appreciate his fit lol. Y’all hype him up!!! He’s the kindest and most loving father. I love him so much ❤️ pic.twitter.com/AHGVzkvvjr
— Rosa Moran (@RoseyPears) December 3, 2017
“I told my dad he went viral and he told me to post this for y’all so you can appreciate his fit lol,” Moran followed up via Twitter. “Y’all hype him up!!! He’s the kindest and most loving father. I love him so much.”
Watch the sweet video above.